William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley
Nestled in the Oppenheimer Gardens and situated in the Diamond City's Civic Centre, the WHAG is considered one of the finest art museums in South Africa. It is a national heritage entity funded directly by central state.
Visitors wil be surprised at the peace and tranquility the gallery offers. The spacious exhibition areas will invite you to linger and reflect on the artworks on display, and the experience will be a soothing balm for your soul.
WHAG's art collection varies from 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters and European artworks to contemporary South African artworks of excellence in all mediums. Currently the art gallery collects South African works of art.
Apart from its primary function as a museum of art, this gallery serves the community as an educational and cultural centre. Its activities include temporary exhibitions, art workshops for children, development stimulation classes for pre-school children and craft workshops for unemployed women. A social investment project we are proud of and which has been running for many years, is the WHAG Prison Project. The primary purpose of the project is to teach female offenders skills with which they can earn a living in the informal sector once they are released from the correctional system. The most encouraging spin-off of the project has been the rebuilding of self esteem and human dignity of the offenders which reinforces the notion that this project can contribute to moral regeneration and therefore successful rehabilitation of the offenders into society once they have served their sentences.
The William Humhreys Art Gallery is the ideal venue for conferences, seminars, meetings and intimate concerts and has a variety of venues for hire. Please become a Friend of the Gallery (see our website for details) and be kept up to date with all the happenings at WHAG.
Monday to Friday: 08:00-16:45
Saturdays: 10:00 -16:45
Sundays & Public holidays:
09:00 - 11:45
Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day
Adults - R5; Children - R2
School groups - on request
1 Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, PO Box 885, Kimberley 8300 Northern Cape, South Africa
Last update: 12 April 2017
Visitors since April 2006