Jan Rupert Centre
  • Graaff-Reinet

Last Updated: 10 months ago

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Location

  • 41 Middel Street
    Graaff-Reinet
    6280

  • Longitude: 24.537606
  • Latitude: -32.254158
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Business Hours

  • Opening Hours :

    • Monday - Friday 09h00 - 12h30
      14h00 - 17h00
    • Weekends and Public Holidays 09h00 - 12h00

    Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday

About Jan Rupert Centre

Jan Rupert Centre, Graaff-Reinet
Jan Rupert Centre - Pierneef Museum, Graaff-Reinet
Jan Rupert Centre - Pierneef Museum, Graaff-Reinet

The Neo-Gothic building in Middle Street was originally a place of worship for the Mantatees, a refugee Sotho tribe that had fled south across the Orange River in the 1820’s. In 1870 improvements were made to the building.

As the membership numbers dwindled and the remaining members joined the Parsonage Street Congregation the building was for years used as a storehouse and eventually fell into disrepair. Through the intercession of Dr Anton Rupert the property was restored and officially handed over to the Save Reinet Foundation in 1986 when it was renamed after Dr Rupert’s late brother Jan.

The Jan Rupert centre has at present on exhibition “Jean Lurcat - French Tapestries”.

Map and Directions to Jan Rupert Centre

GPS : 32° 15' 14.97" S / 24° 32' 15.38" E

From Port Elizabeth / Cape Town

  • Enter Graaff-Reinet on the N9
  • Cross the river and turn second right into Middel Street
  • Jan Rupert Centre (Pierneef Museum) is the second building on the right.

From Murraysburg / Richmond

  • Enter Graaff-Reinet on the R63
  • Turn sixth left into Middel Street
  • Continue across Kerk Street
  • Jan Rupert Centre (Pierneef Museum) is the second building on the right.

From Middelburg / Johannesburg

  • Enter Graaff-Reinet on the N9
  • At the garage turn right into Caledon Street
  • At the church turn left into Kerk Street
  • Turn third left into Middel Street
  • Jan Rupert Centre (Pierneef Museum) is the second building on the right.