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Join the Friends of the Art Museum

Enhance your experience of the Art Museum’s collection, exhibitions, events, educational programs, and social opportunities, and enjoy memorable times spent with family and friends by becoming a member today.

Mission Statement

We take pride in Nelson Mandela Bay's Visual Art Collection and are investing in its development, preservation and celebration. We Welcome Friends to join us in creating a vibrant arts, culture and heritage community in Nelson Mandela Bay.


The association of "friends" was founded in 1975 and plays a vital role in supporting the Art Museum.

The Friends of the Art Museum is a PBO, non-profit organization.  The Friends purpose is to support the art museum and to purchase artworks for the museum's collection.

By supporting our Art Museum through membership and donations you will help us to buy artworks, develop our learning programmes and improve our exhibitions and services.


  • There are countless ways to support the Art Museum. 
  • To make a donation please contact us.
  • You could fund an educational workshop, fund the transport for schools to visit the Museum, fund an event or fund the opening of exhibitions.
  • Corporate giving, business partnerships are welcome. Sponsorship by businesses of Museum events and exhibitions provide an unrivaled context for recognition and visibility.
  • Take advantage of membership benefits such as special exhibition invitations, social events and more.

You may help the FRIENDS in the following ways:

  • Join the Friends and pay your membership fee
  • Volunteer to conduct tours
  • Volunteer to conduct art workshops
  • Sponsor the refreshments, wine or juice for events or exhibition openings
  • Sponsor the transport costs (bus or taxi) for art groups or school learners to visit the museum
  • Sponsor lunch and refreshments for groups attending workshops

Become a Friend by paying the Annual subscription fee/membership fee: R 100.00 


To become a Friend

  • Call us on: 041 506 2000 / 079 4900 690 
  • Email:
  • Visit the Art Museum at: 1 Park Drive, Central, Port Elizabeth 6001, Republic of South Africa


Friends Banking details:

  • Account holder: Friends of the Art Museum
  • Bank: Nedbank
  • Account number: 9000 173 796
  • Account type: Savings
  • Branch code:198 765
  • Reference: Depositor’s Name and surname


Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Address: 1 Park Drive, Central,  Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)41 506 2000 

Cell: 079 490 0690 

E-mail: or

Please note that our fax line is not working.

Please address all correspondence to the Director.

The Art Museum is open from 9:00 – 16:00 weekdays to the public.

The Art Museum is closed weekends and public holidays.

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