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Address: cnr Julius Nyerere Way & Park Lane, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 04 704666
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Small collection but worth it

There is only a handful of art displayed in the gallery but it is centrally located, $1, and you do get to see some lovely art. They also have a great gift shop (which supports... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

There is only a handful of art displayed in the gallery but it is centrally located, $1, and you do get to see some lovely art. They also have a great gift shop (which supports local artists) and a cute cafe with outdoor subculture garden. Well worth stopping by while in town.

Thank lvanclief
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99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Curated Zimbabwean art and the best place to get some craft mementos. Centrally located in the cbd with easy parking. Gives a good feel of Zimbabwean art

Thank Kudzai M. M
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth stopping through when you are in Harare. It only costs a dollar, and while it isn't very big, it will give you a good sampling of Zimbabwean art as well as art from Africa and beyond. There is also a sculpture garden in the back where you can relax.

Thank Conor M
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Serene and peaceful with intelligent artistic works that challenge your mind aesthetically and demands of your artistic mind to stretch beyond your limits.

1 Thank Fox918
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It seems to be difficult to fill this enormous display area. It's a typical late 1950s building with a large mosaic on the outside. An exhibition of some very good portraits of prominent Zimbabweans was on display while we were there but we still felt like tiny peas in a small pod. Some of the artists associated with the adjacent... More 

Thank Haynest
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

At a $1 it was still not worth a stop. They are doing renovations and perhaps when that is finished with it will be a good place to visit. The only galleries open contained a photo series on Churches in Goa (very beautiful) and a student exhibit. Both were actually very good but I was hoping that the National Gallery... More 

3 Thank AnneRaleigh
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A dollar USD to enter and be escorted into another world! This place was a real treat: incredible artwork and sculpture garden, cosy cafe with good cake and conversation, and a really nice gift shop.

1 Thank HanoiAsh
Harare, Zimbabwe
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Some great exhibtions as well as a good permanent collection. Currently there is an event Basket Case about tradional African basket weaving

1 Thank PASM64
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Run down, needs major mantainance. Could become good again, nice setting, kind staff. Many interesting artefacts in Zimbabwe

Thank Hifly555
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I found this spot in a travel book. I should have known when it said the entrance fee is $1.00 that that was indicative of what I would find. All of the paintings on the walls were from 2013. When I paid, they told me that there was a sculpture garden that I should check out. I went outside and... More 

1 Thank Deliadell

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