Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum boasts a collection of top works by classic and contemporary South African artists, housed in a former presidential residence that welcomed King George VI and his family during their brief stay in the city in 1947. Walk through a sculpture park nestled in the lush gardens and look for the carousel sculpture, a collective work of several artists that represents the South African cultural melting pot and a real treat for children. Plan your Oliewenhuis Art Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bloemfontein using our Bloemfontein trip itinerary builder app.
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  • It's refreshing early in the morning to walk in the garden while enjoying the morning breeze. View the man-made historical telling arts  more »
  • The museum and gardens are well maintained. The collection has a nice variety of old and new artists. Entrance is free though you can make a donation. If you enjoy South African art, this is a...  more »
  • 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 just cannot miss!!
  • Best contemporary art museum in Bloemfontein. You can take a mini hike through their hiking trails and have a quick siesta on the lawn. The facility is safe as there are security guards throughout the Museum and is comforting to know that I can take a nap without anything happening to me. I love it.
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