William Humphreys Art Gallery

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The William Humphrey's Art Gallery is situated in the Kimberley civic centre in the Northern Cape, and showcases the paintings of a multitude of South African and European artists. The gallery was opened in 1952 and named after the museums main benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys (1889-1965). It is the only national museum in Kimberley, and one of the most renowned art galleries in South Africa.

The core of the gallery's collection comprises of the initial donation of 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish old paintings, British and French paintings and other antique furniture and artistic objects. Although these form the basis of the gallery's collection, many more contemporary South Africa works are also displayed.

The gallery at present also serves as an educational and cultural centre along with collecting South African art work. It holds concerts, art workshops for unemployed women, lectures, video shows, and temporary exhibitions. Another main feature of the gallery is an outreach programme where graphic exhibitions are taken to the smaller towns in Northern Cape where learners get to know about the world of art. One can also request guided tours of the art gallery.


  • Auditorium (seats 101 people)
  • Small Dutch Wing (seats 30 people)
  • Large Dutch Wing (seats 50 people)
  • Temporary Wing (seats 150 people)
  • Equipment
  • In-house caterer
  • Palette Tearoom
  • Reference library



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