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The Reference Library and Archives may be used by the public by appointment on weekdays.  

The Art Museum offers exceptional resources; the library contains books, periodicals and other scholarly resources.

Research staff can assist with enquiries made by post, fax, email or phone.

All consultations are by appointment only.    

Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Address: 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)41 506 2000  /  Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234

Cell: 079 490 0690

E-mail: or

Please address all correspondence to the Director.

The Art Museum is open from 9:00 – 16:30 weekdays to the public.

The Art Museum is closed weekends and public holidays.

In support of national efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.  The closure includes the cancellation of our children’s workshop program, all tours and exhibition events.  Please continue to visit our website, Facebook page and Instagram account. We will be utilising online media to make our collections and exhibitions accessible.

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