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Well worth the visit

The curator and tourism coordinator for Somerset East is fantastic, giving us so much information... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Meredith C
What a gem!

We had a fascinating couple of hours here, learning about the life of Walter Battiss and viewing an... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Hollesley, United Kingdom
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45 Paulet Street, Somerset East 5850, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The curator and tourism coordinator for Somerset East is fantastic, giving us so much information about the area and the artist. So much of his art is on display. Watch the informative documentary about his life. Lovely old building, well looked after and well run....More

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fascinating couple of hours here, learning about the life of Walter Battiss and viewing an amazing collection of his works, in a sympathetically restored building which was part of his past. Although the gallery was not officially open, with a phone call,...More

Thank Paulyn_04
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I was stunned by the amount of art work this museum has! Ross, the curator, is very passionate about the art and Walter Battiss' work. She has many stories to share. She also runs the Tourism Office. I must say that it is the best...More

1  Thank AdventureSeeker83
Reviewed 11 August 2016

When passion and purpose meet, the results are quite astounding, as you will discover when you visit this gallery. Not only is the subject matter intriguing, but the passion behind the venture is apparent - from the renovation of the previously derelict building, to the...More

5  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 8 November 2015

When in Somerset East you must make time to visit this museum. It is well managed and in interesting place of the life of Walter Battiss.

Thank Catz T
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I'm not much of an art lover so this visit was an act of love to my wife who loves few things more than strolling around art galleries. Was I in for a pleasant surprise! Warmly received by the curator, we were shown a first...More

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 29 June 2015

A superb small gallery. A short video with several interviews with this interesting artist, then a fascinating tour of the gallery with a good representation of his work and life. Fascinating!

Thank Robyn168
Reviewed 10 January 2015

So pleased to spent 2 nights in Somerset East. it allowed me to visit this wonderfull gallery. I do not think that there is another place in the World where you can see so many of Batiss's wonderful works all of them very carefully grouped....More

1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

On arrival, I knew nothing if this artist, but when asking what to do in town, this and the museum were the big things! ;) The lady running this museum, is great, friendly, full of stories of Walter and this quirky off the beaten track...More

1  Thank maximillianc
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