The house in which the National Gallery is housed is itself a beautiful and striking structure. Its gardens a pleasure too, simple and elegant. Even before entering the museum, your senses are already delighted. Not only is its architecture and gardens beautiful, but its setting close to Queen Victoria Street and the Mt Nelson, makes it a peer amongst peers.
Its permanent collection has South African, African, French, Dutch, Flemish and British artists represented. The museum attempts to keep the works revolving and endeavours to depict the varied and extraordinary art of South Africans as well as that of others further afield.