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The Pretoria Art Museum

Arcadia Park, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #24 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which contains over three thousand...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which contains over three thousand works.

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Pretoria South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth a visit. Many wonderful paintings to be seen and no people. Every time I have visited I have been surprised at how empty the museum is. (Often I wonder if it is open). The special exhibitions are also worth seeing.

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Rotselaar, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a wonderful time in this museum, the staff is very friendly and well informed, and the art was amazing. It is a peaceful place also, in the hustle and bustle of Pretoria, and a parking-tip if you also want to visit the Union Buildings :-)

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Travelling Canuck/Yank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to walk around Pretoria before our train. This gallery gave us an insight into South Africa artists from the past and today. I suspect it is underfunded as the building and facilities were a little shabby, but the artworks were very good and well presented, which, after al, is the whole purpose.

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Jeffreys Bay
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not big by European standards, but definitely worth a visit. Some excellent and unique pieces on display. I was also lucky to catch the Corobrick display of some excellent sculpting. It drew quite a few "wow's" from some Dutch visitors.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I frequently visit the Museum. The drive there is beautiful, the ambiance inside very special. Although the permanent collection is not as vast as national counterparts- it's still worth the visit. A special slice of South African history. Be sure to take one of the guided tours if you are visiting from abroad.

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Pretoria
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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Art of Irma Stern and before is excellent but now few. I am afraid the Art since 1980 I felt belonged in a scrapyard and unfortunately is today 90 % of whats on display . Parking relatively safe and Gallery itself very safe.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

There is always different displays with very interesting works from around the world, it is a smallish meusem but has a lovely atmosphere

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Johannesburg
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I visited the museum since they had an exhibition of photographs of Johannesburg by Marc Shoul called Flatlands. Their permanent collection is pretty small, only a third of the entire museum. But I found some lovely landscape paintings from 19th century and also modern visual art all by South African artists. It is not like those museums in Europe etc... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Art Museum is certainly worth a visit. The displays - both permanent and temporary are worth looking at. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Sandton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Only African Ethnic art was on display. While this may be politically correct for South Africa, it is not very stimulating

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