Walter Battiss Art Museum

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Patricia N
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Walter Batiss museum
Feb. 2020 • Friends
We were greeted by a very warm friendly curator, watched a wonderful film on some of Walter's life.
We then saw an excellent collection of his works on 2 floors of what was the family hotel.
This museum with gift Shop is the highlight of Somerset East and well worth the visit.. absolute gem.
Written 15 February 2020
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Bheeks
Johannesburg, South Africa47 contributions
Excellent tribute to one of South Africa’s greatest artists
Jan. 2020 • Friends
The museum has a nominal entrance fee and contains a great selection of Walter Battiss’s art, including some work from other artists that he owned. An interesting video is played at the start of the museum, to help you understand his artwork better.

A fascinating stop for any art lover and highly recommended.
Written 8 January 2020
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crellston
London, UK7,996 contributions
An interesting insight into one of South Africa’s famous sons
Nov. 2019
Definitely worth spending a couple of hours in this place. There is a 40 min video which is worth watching for the insight it provides but for more in depth detail, the lady running the places is a mine of information about the artist!
Written 21 November 2019
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Somerset L
Somerset East, South Africa8 contributions
A great TOURISM plus
Nov. 2019
This museum is run by a very organized passionate lady, Ross Turner. She is always prepared to go the extra mile to open the doors of the museum. It is a delightful experience to visit the museum.
Written 8 November 2019
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Tony & Liz S
Port Elizabeth23 contributions
Quirky Art
Sep. 2019
A very interesting visit, shown round by Ros, who was extremely knowledgeable. The history of the building itself was also very interesting.
Written 30 September 2019
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Lucille S
Stellenbosch, South Africa24 contributions
Great museum
Jul. 2019 • Family
We all really enjoyed learning about Walter Batis. Loved the building and old family photos. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 18 July 2019
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TMack
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa10 contributions
Amazing !
Mar. 2019 • Friends
The Walter Battiss Art Foundation has perfectly preserved a whimsical piece of South African history.

The visit we had was informative and joyous , showcasing the works of a master artist whose quirky philosophy on life is sure to make anyone smile. The video presentation is a must see! It sheds light on his character which in turn helps understand his paintings better.
Written 23 March 2019
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Werner
18 contributions
What a wonderful artist
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Be sure to watch the 40 minute video, and then have a leisurely walk through the well-laid out museum.
Written 29 October 2018
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Mer.fern
35 contributions
Well worth the visit
May 2018 • Couples
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. Worth way more then the R10 entrance fee.
Written 25 May 2018
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Paulyn_04
Hollesley, UK106 contributions
What a gem!
Mar. 2018 • Couples
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, Ros who runs this gallery and who is clearly incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the work of Battiss, very kindly opened its doors to us. An absolute ‘must visit’ if you are ever in the area. We are now motivated to learn more about this extraordinarily talented and interesting artist.
Written 2 April 2018
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