Oliewenhuis – a Neo-Dutch style mansion – became the official residence for the State Presidents of South Africa during official visits to Bloemfontein. On 11 October 1989, Oliewenhuis Art Museum was officially opened as a satellite of the National Museum.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s mission is to collect, conserve and exhibit works of art which represent the heritage of South African art on behalf of and to the advantage and edification of the entire community.
HOW WE RATE IT & WHY WE LIKE IT
Besides modern art collections from South African artists, the Art Museum offers access to four marked walking trails through unspoilt natural surroundings. The walking trials are easily accessible to young and old and offer a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the area. The Museum gardens also offer ideal picnic spots. If you’re lucky you may just be surrounded by art pieces on the lawn from the latest collection!