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Children's Visual art workshops on Saturday mornings

Book your child for the exciting visual art Workshops, the workshops are presented on 2 Saturdays in the month.  Children will explore and experiment with elements of art using different materials and techniques, to help them express themselves visually creatively.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as only a limited number of participants can be accommodated. 

To find out which Saturday workshops will be held or to book your seat please call or WhatsApp us on 079 4900 690.

Please note:
The workshops are free of charge 
Only for children between the ages of 7 and 15 years old
Time: 10:00-12:00
Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Please visit our facebook page or view the events page on our website for updated information. 

Art Museum Exhibition Tours

The public are welcome to browse our exhibitions.  

Free guided tours for groups can be made by prior appointment.  The Art Museum is open weekdays and entrance is free,  halls are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.

For larger groups please book and note that big groups must be broken into smaller groups of 30 or less participants in order to be guided through an exhibition.

Self guided tours: Groups of people, coordinators and teachers are welcome to guide their group through the museum's exhibitions independently.  

Guided Tours: Groups of people, organizations and teachers are welcome to book a guided tour of our exhibitions.

To book call us on  079 490 0690


School learner visual art workshops

The visual art learner workshops are developed to make the most of the educational aspects of current exhibitions on show.  The learners are firstly taken on a tour of the current exhibitions and this is followed by the art workshop which is adapted to each grade.  Workshops are linked to the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection and exhibitions that are on show at the time.

Workshops are free and are held daily from 09h00 - 11h30 during a school term, except Tuesday mornings and weekends.  A minimum of 10 learners and maximum of 20 learners can attend a workshop.  Schools are welcome to book an art workshop for their class groups. Availability is dependent on bookings, please book well in advance. Bookings work on a first come first serve basis. Your booking is only confirmed once you have received written correspondence to confirm the workshop from the Art Museum.

To provisionally book a workshop,  please call the Art Museum on 079 490 0690.
Your booking is only confirmed once you have received written correspondence to confirm the workshop from the Art Museum.

To Book a workshop click here



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. We are open on certain Saturdays, please contact us to check which Saturday we will be open.

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