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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

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The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is situated at the entrance to St George’s Park in Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, formerly the King George VI Art Gallery, was officially opened on 22 June 1956 and renamed in December 2002. The collections are housed in two buildings framing the entrance to St George's Park. The the Arts Hall built in 1927 and the second building which was intended to be completed in 1947 to commemorate the royal visit. The building was opened together with the new entrance to St. Georges park.

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum's collections consist of South African art (particularly that of the Eastern Cape), British art, international printmaking and Oriental art (including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles).

These are supplemented by an active programme of temporary exhibitions.

Public opening hours: Weekdays 9:00 to 18:00 (closed Tuesday mornings); Saturdays, Sundays 13:00 to 17:00; Public holidays 14:00 to 17:00; First Sunday of the month 9:00 to 14:00.

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Latitude : -33° 57' 54.96" S | Longitude : 25° 36' 40.72" E


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