The Bushman Heritage Museum
  • Nieu-Bethesda

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Location

  • Muller Street, Nieu-Bethesda

Activities

  • Cultural Experiences

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Business Hours

  • Open 7 - Days a Week from 09:00 to 17:00

Rates

  • ENTRANCE FEE: R50 per person and half price for scholars.

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  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About The Bushman Heritage Museum

Artist Naasley Swiers, telling one of the stories depicted in a tapestry at the Bushman Heritage Museum at the Bethesda Arts
Centre in Nieu Bethesda.
Lead artist Sandra Sweers, in our modern gallery with stunning artwork on sale  at the Bethesda Arts Centre in Nieu Bethesda.
Book on sale at the Bushman Heritage  Museum at the Bethesda Arts Centre in  Nieu Bethesda.
Toetie Dow, traditional leader of the |Xam Bushmen in the Eastern Cape, in the Bushman Heritage Museum at the Bethesda Arts Centre in  Nieu Bethesda.
The quirky Centre, with its medieval Tower at the Bethesda Arts Centre in  Nieu Bethesda.
The Opening of The Bushman Heritage Museum, 28 November 2018
The Opening of The Bushman Heritage Museum, 28 November 2018
The Opening of The Bushman Heritage Museum, 28 November 2018
The Opening of The Bushman Heritage Museum, 28 November 2018

The Bushman Heritage Museum - A living exploration of ancient wisdom

This unique museum of contemporary art made by living Bushmen, includes a permanent collection of stunning tapestries made by local Bushmen artists at the Bethesda Arts Centre, artwork that explores the ancient wisdom of |Xam Bushman Creation Mythology, a vivid journey into the story of how the rich mythology and culture of the Bushmen was saved from extinction, and an opportunity to meet the artists, see them working in the studios, and purchase prints and textiles. 

First People at Bethesda Arts Centre

We are a group of artists of /Xam descent in the village of Nieu Bethesda. We invite visitors to our Centre to experience our friendly hospitality in welcoming accommodation and to explore our tapestries of Bushman mythology. Chat to us in the studios where we work and buy our stunning artwork and craft at very reasonable prices.

The quality of the work attracted the curator of the British Museum to visit from London to see and purchase a tapestry for their major exhibition in 2016: South Africa, The Art of a Nation

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