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National Gallery of Zimbabwe

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Address: Cnr Julius Nyerere Way & Park Lane, Harare, Zimbabwe
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+263 4 704 666
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Worth a short visit

Right in Harare center next to Harare gardens, a pleasant visit, nice and quiet. Entrance fee 1 USD pp. Vusit takes approx 1 hour if you take your time.

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery displays and promotes talent, creativity and visual heritage through local and international platforms. Situated at the equally impressive greenery of Harare gardens

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

A well-laid out display of recent artwork by Zimbabwean artists; paintings, photography, collage, sculpture. Interesting display of recycled art. Many are for sale. We spent a very wet afternoon there and then enjoyed a coffee in the cafe. Pleasant gardens for a sunny day.

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London
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Literally round the bend from the Monomotapa Hotel, the National Gallery is one of the neglected areas in Harare. And it shouldn't be. Modern and traditional meet in a country where art may be the only way to make sense of this wonderful and dangerously strange society. Art doesn't make money like diamonds, so is rarely supported or appreciated; yet... More 

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Thank rorykilalea
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Gallery is supposed to be a museum which showing a part of history, culture and environment of Zimbabwe, but its mostly advertising about Mugabe. Many of the items are just a picture or a banner than a real item.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Right in Harare center next to Harare gardens, a pleasant visit, nice and quiet. Entrance fee 1 USD pp. Vusit takes approx 1 hour if you take your time.

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Thank Franjul
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the gallery by 11am and stepped out by 1130. 2 of the sections were closed. The remaining rooms are large with a few oil paintings on the walls. Could be much more than what it is. It's only 1 USD to enter. Been open since 1991 and needs some renovations. The garden with some sculpture is nice and... More 

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Masvingo
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is good and enough scruptures for you to see and digest the knowledge or even put in your own ideas and see what the owner wanted to express.

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Thank donnahtarusikirwa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My visit was during a fashion show and the service was wonderful. The venue had wonderful sculptures and artwork that was truly interesting. They also have a cute cafe downstairs.

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Thank Florence nelia R
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It's only $1 entry fee, and while there wasn't much (a chicken community, elementary school display, and a few pieces by local artists) it was pleasant. There's a gift shop with many items, and the guards were quick to inform me that everything is for sale in the museum itself (and everything has a price listed with the title and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We walked to the gallery from our hotel. It was about a 20 minute walk. It's when you walk through the city you really experience the chaos, bedlam, friendliness but also the sad side to Harare. Harare could be one of the great African tourist destinations but so much is run down, and the crazy traffic and dirty walkways detract... More 

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