Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

Oliewenhuis Art Museum - A Quick Overview


Address: 16 Harry Smith St, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

Phone: +27-514479609

Ticket Price: 5 ZAR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Currently Closed

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About Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

The museum focusing on natural history, international stature, and cultural history was initiated in late 19th century. The museum is set in the neo-Dutch style house that served as a house for the governor general of Union of South Africa. It now houses a permanent exhibition of South African art including an outdoor sculpture working African Carousel. Local artists also exhibit their works on periodic temporary exhibitions. Blind alphabet is the art work of sight impaired and is a popular highlight.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum Information

  • Audio guide is available.
  • Tearoom is available.
  • The auditorium can be booked for private shows.
  • Guided tours are available.
  • Group tours are school tour are conducted.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum Ticket Prices

  • Students have a concession in entry fee.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed: good Friday.

How To reach Oliewenhuis Art Museum by Public Transport

  • Rented car

Restaurants Near Oliewenhuis Art Museum

  • The Block and Cellar.

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein Reviews

  • Great place to have a picnic or take strolls in their hiking area. For lovers of art the art gallery offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor art to enjoy. I'm just sad about the state of the restaurant and the now unkempt play area at the back. Please start and get done with the renovations so we can enjoy the place again.

  • A nice place to relax on the grass on a lazy day. You can't braai or have tables there. No loud music either, amongst other things. The museum is also very nice!

  • Neatly kept grounds and beautiful art collection including works by JA Pierneef, Claerhout and Boonzaaier.

  • Always worth the time. A must if visting bloemfontein Free entrance is a major plus. Nice garden to relax in with shaded areas. There are some minor hiking trails around the area that are nice. Good for a sunday lunch "break away from the city". The museum itself is roomy with different exhibitions every few months and a permanent collection upstairs. Not the largest gallery but still very nice. Expevt to see many local artists. Nice restaurant that is currently being renovated (unsure completion date) Also an underground reservoir that sometimes showcases art.

  • Very pleasant venue with a lovely art exhibition to see as well. Good food and good prices. Service was a bit on the slow side but the food was worth the wait.

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