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Tatham Art Gallery—Pietermaritzburg

GPS: S 29 36.159 E 030 22.812

Tel: 033 392-2810
Fax: 033 394-9831


The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, is

situated in Pietermaritzburg’s Old Supreme Court building. The core collection,

founded in 1903 by Ada Tatham, is Victorian and Edwardian in character, expanded with a gift of over four hundred British and French artworks and objects d’art from Colonel Robert Whitwell between 1923 and 1926. The South African collection, initially acquired to complement the European collection, now includes traditional and contemporary art and craft from South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. Permanent displays are complemented by regular temporary shows. We offer an extensive education programme, a research library, a coffee shop and craft shop.

Open: Tues-Sun 10:00-17:00 Closed: 25, 26 Dec & Workers’ Day.