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Iziko South African National Gallery

Government Avenue | Company's Garden, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3970
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South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Government Avenue | Company's Garden, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3970
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

When we came in we found the woman behind the desk asleep and she seemed very annoyed we woke her. We tried to ask her about the current exhibition but she just kept on repeating the entrance price (R60). The museum had lots of empty...More

2  Thank Annie v
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum on a quiet afternoon and was pleased to see people from diverse backgrounds visiting. There were special exhibits showing, featuring commentary on women. Some of the exhibits could be classified as political. I loved the contemporary art is displayed along side...More

1  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Once you enter the beautiful door and enjoy the building, the permanent collection is more European Artists. We saw only two galleries with modern African artwork which was really nice. I guess this place depends on what exhibit is that n. Right now they have...More

1  Thank Javier G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I did not find it interesting and the displays were not well thought out. There were a lot of empty space with nothing on display. I would not recommend anyone to visit the gallery.

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Art Museum is looking a bit old and worn.no information on the reliefs above the doors. Lots of clothing on display

1  Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I had not visited the National Gallery for several years. I do not wish to write a lengthy discourse on the displays but I found many of the rooms empty and utterly boring and some totally devoid of "art". I realise that there were various...More

1  Thank georgestof
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The wonderful thing about art is that it is all a matter of opinion. You'll like what some people hate. Many different exhibitions which will be sure to interest most people. My favorite has to be the portraits by Diane Victor. Cheap entry as well.

1  Thank AshleighGreen
Reviewed 1 March 2017

i saw several very interesting exhibitions in the National Gallery. Unfortunately they cool the rooms to such a low temperature that you cannot stay in there for too long without a wintercoat in the midst of summer

1  Thank katharinapia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this museum is the beaded assault vehicle which is outside. I found the indoor exhibits less than interesting...although there are a few good pieces. Also, some of the exhibits are incomplete.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations and staff and facilities were all good. The collection was highly political and would benefit from being a bit more balanced with other art genres.

1  Thank Nicola W
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28 January 2016|
Response from desiree472016 |
I would like to know can I exhibit artwork in your gallery. And if yes ,I would I go about it ?