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22 Jul 2018
“Partially closed”
3 Jan 2018
“Good Photography Exhibit”
African pottery and other crafts are on display at this museum, among the first to consider such items as art.
City Hall, Smith Street, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 311 2264
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The museum was on he top floor of the city hall building, which is architecturally interesting. Most of the exhibits were contemporary in nature, and several rooms were closed off. On the floor below is a natural history museum, which was also under renovation.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Th3 whole gallery consist of gay pride photos and Africans in America. 2 rooms of exhibitions. First city art gallery we find this small in South Africa. Box ticking exercise.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BlackKoffie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We only had a few hours in Durban and took a cab from the Aquarium area to this City Hall Art Gallery and library combination. They had some interesting rooms of photography and another room featuring various tribal dress. Closes at 4 p.m. so go...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I took my grandchildren there recently 2016, and find all sorts OF ENTERTAINMENT THERE FOR Adult's and kids

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Charmainemcdonald
Reviewed 22 May 2017

this big gallery is in the city hall. the whole building has been most beautifully renovated and is a pleasure to visit. there are permanent works from artists of the area and in a central rotundrum some interesting shows are mounted. keep your eyes peeled...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lyndy761
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A wide selection of art, some audio which was not working/switched on. Some exhibits by an artist who was clearly using black, female, sexual domination as a theme which I felt unsuitable for a family outing. The staff were unhelpful.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Janet M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

What a pleasure to visit this gallery. I has Excellent pieces. It is clean and private. You can take your time and enjoy it inside. There is also security so, you are safe.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 798joeyv
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good place for a lazy afternoon, gliding through the art works and the checking out the stuffed animals, birds and insects , even different types of beetles, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank narnepati_srikanth
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Durban Art Gallery is the popular place for art and history lovers, you find any art work starting from painted pictures to sculptures, you also see all sorts of wild animals starting from game animals to the big five up to the dinosaur. The place...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I would like to see more of the permanent collection in stread of only Photographs. The Museum has a great permanent collection, which hardly ever sees the light of day.

Thank Marius J
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