The love of the fine arts is something Admiralty Beach House values highly.

Visitors to our guesthouse are able to view unique and exquisite pieces of art which are displayed all around our B&B. Port Elizabeth, as a city, cherishes and embraces creativity and artistic talent.

There are many art galleries for our guests to visit during their stay at the Admiralty bed and breakfast.

For the Contemporary Art lovers there is the Underculture Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. This art gallery caters for a discerning and culturally aware urban audience.

The gallery offers selected emergent artists from the greater Nelson Mandela Bay metro and Eastern Cape a venue where they can display and sell their pieces of art, thus creating a platform where local artists can therefore transform into career artists.

Underculture Contemporary is a gallery dedicated to educating the public that there is no exact definition to art and that every piece of thought to be art represents something new and exciting, challenging and relevant.

artEC which was formerly EPSAC is a non-profit organisation and Community Art Centre.

The art gallery was set up in order to achieve the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship by working to uplift and empower the arts in the Eastern Cape. 

This organisation aims to improve artistic culture and interest by helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts.

The Art Gallery which is situated in Central a suburb in Port Elizabeth’s CBD.  This gallery is not only the home of the ceramic arts in South Africa but is also the offices of ART EVENTS (a member of BASA - Business and Arts South Africa) – a company dedicated to the development of the Arts in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Due to the gallery being so well positioned art lovers can take an easy walk to all the Arts Venues in the suburb such as Route 67, Athenaeum (which has been reviewed in a previous blog), artEC, Ron Belling Art Gallery and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

The Ron Belling Military Aviation Gallery which is now known as the GFI Art Gallery houses paintings that are a treasured permanent collection.

Both the gallery and collection are owned by the Gutsche family of Port Elizabeth and were attained for the benefit and enrichment of the community.

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum's collections consist of South African art with the majority produced by artists in the Eastern Cape; there is also British art, international printmaking and Oriental art (including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles).

Our guesthouse is situated only a short distance away from all of these galleries making the trip and experience easy and enjoyable.

We encourage the guests at our B & B accommodation to venture out and explore Port Elizabeth and all of its culture-rich features.