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Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe

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Address: Leopold Takawira Ave | Corner 75 Main St, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 9 707 21
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What a building

This Art gallery is an amazing place and well worth a visit. Not only for the exhibitions which are changed regularly but for the build its self, and the in house studios where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Malcolm B
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Art gallery is an amazing place and well worth a visit. Not only for the exhibitions which are changed regularly but for the build its self, and the in house studios where you can interact with the artists. a wonderful experience. When ever I am in Bulawayo I always make an effort visit.

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Theresa, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the gallery for the first time when attending the Intwasa a arts Festival. The poetry took place in the central court yard where we discovered the amazing little cafe. Wind and rain forced us to move indoors and I took the opportunity to walk around the gallery and was impressed at the William Shakespeare exhibit

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

In the past this was truly an exceptionally creative place to enjoy the artistic talent in Bulawayo. It was sad to see some of the guest artists were not actually working. The gift shop could do with some additional energy. Most of the pieces were good / great but pricey.

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Thank Vievoo1
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Art Gallery is in a beautiful old colonial building in Bulawayo's CBD. I understand that Rudyard Kipling stayed in the building on his visits to Bulawayo. It has a curio shop, a very nice and peaceful coffee shop in the courtyard and has some very interesting special expeditions. Amongst the chaos and desperation of current Zimbabwe it is refreshing... More 

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Thank davidgrieveau
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Gallery itself is in a nice old building and definitley worth a visit. The real highlight are the open artist studios in the yard where you can easily visit and meet some great and very friendly artists and see their work in process.

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Thank Philipp S
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Though situated in the CBD the scenery is good but noisy if there is a function taking place. Loan is well maintaied.

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Thank Isau G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited this gallery. It is set in a lovely old building in the centre of Bulawayo and well worth a visit. As well as art exhibitions it has a lovely garden cafe and a shop and you can also visit the resident artists studios where you can purchase direct from the artists.

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Thank Morag P
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I had a great time during my visit and enjoyed their lasagne and slice of cake .Both were prepared excellently.

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Thank thembinkosicaroline
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The exhibitions were wonderful, gave lots to think and talk about, some for sale which inspired many ideas. Coffee shop is not yet open but holds a promising vibrant venue. Can't wait to see it open. WiFi is available at a cost.

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Thank Carl A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I often visit the Bulawayo art gallery. It stands out for a number of reasons. First. It is located in a beautiful historic building. Second. It contains artists studios which you can wander into. Third, it showcases much of the talent that is found in Bulawayo as an artistic centre. Fourth, an excellent gift shop. I can keep going but... More 

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