Walter Battiss Art Museum, Somerset East

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Location

  • Cnr Beaufort Street & Paulet Street, Somerset East

  • Longitude: 25.585558
  • Latitude: -32.714996
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Tourist Attractions Offered

  • Historic Buildings & Architecture
  • Arts and Crafts
  • History
  • Museums

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Payment Options

  • Cash on Arrival

Business Hours

  • Open Monday to Friday 8.30 until 13.00 and 14.00 until 17.00, but sometimes closed due to other commitments.  Phone ahead if you are coming from out of town.

    Satudays and Public Holidays 10.00 until 12.00 by appointment.

Accreditations

  • TripAdvisor

About Walter Battiss Art Museum, Somerset East

 

The Walter Battiss Art Museum is located in the picturesque little town of Somerset East, where Battiss was born on the 6th of January 1906.

In an official ceremony held in front of the white-gabled house in Paulet Street, Somerset East in 1981, Walter Whall Battiss bequeathed his collection of his own art works to "the people of Somerset East and South Africa."

A history of the Walter Battiss Art Museum

Walter Battiss - The Early Years

The Building - the Old Officer's Mess

Walter Battiss - The Man

Fook Island

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Map and Directions to Walter Battiss Art Museum, Somerset East

GPS : 32° 42' 53.99" S / 5° 35' 8.01" E

From Port Elizabeth

  • Enter Somerset East on the R63
  • Turn left into Nojoli Street, the main street through town
  • Turn first right into Beaufort Street
  • The Walter Battiss Art Museum is on your right at the end of the third block.

From Graaff-Reinet

  • Enter Somerset East on the R63
  • Continue down Nojoli Street, the main street through town
  • At the Dutch Reformed Church on the right, turn left into Beaufort Street
  • The Walter Battiss Art Museum is on your right at the end of the third block.

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