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Oliewenhuis Art Museum

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Oliewenhuis gardens, perfect for picnicing

Their gardens are always a perfect spot for a picnic with friends. They are well kept and neat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super Special

We are artists ourselves and loved our visit to Oliewenhuis Art Museum so much. Being able to... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Parys, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their gardens are always a perfect spot for a picnic with friends. They are well kept and neat. There's a playground , and open spaces for kids (and young adults) to toss a ball. There are sufficient rubbish bins in the garden . There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EmmaF2775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum used to be a private home. The buildings and grounds are so lovely. It is a great place to relax on a summer afternoon. The interior lies the Art museum. I saw a lot of interesting photographs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FabGlobetrotter03
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Best place to relax on a Sunday. Beautiful gardens with many trees. Also a good place to have a picnic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jpb787
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We are artists ourselves and loved our visit to Oliewenhuis Art Museum so much. Being able to experience the works of South Africa's best artists up close and personal was very special. If you love art this is the one venue in Bloemfontein that you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeonTerBlanche
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Space galore on a lovely green lawn under old trees, with the option to browse through the art gallery if you get tired of sitting/lying around outside....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet5050
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A great place to hang out with friends. Best food. And the only place where culture is preserved and respected in Bloemfontein.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lizbe H
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit although in some of the rooms the art were removed, I suppose to be exchanged with new paintings. The gardens was very dry which I assume is because of the drought the past year.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aoosthuizen1956
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I had the opportunity to go to this museum when I was in Bloemfontein, however unfortunately, the main exhibition was in transition so therefore there wasn't as much to see. However, what was still there in the permanent collection was still interesting and showed a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank W2547SGmarkb
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Oliewenhuis Museum was a nice modern art museum located in a beautiful setting. The indoor modern art exhibit was small (entire ground floor was empty undergoing renovation) but cool to look at. The sculptures in the garden area were my favorite part though. If the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited art galleries worldwide but today was the first day that on entering the gallery itself I was called aside by the concierge and told not yo touch the exhibits. As a mature adult I was offended as I was spoken to in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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