About Irma Stern Museum

The house in Cape Town where artist Irma Stern resided for most of her life has been converted into a musuem to display her works of art ranging from paintings to ceramics.

Did you know? The permanent collection on display shows Irma Stern's development as an artist whose subject matter included exotic figures, portraits, lush landscapes and still lifes conveyed in a variety of media, ranging from oils and water colours to gouache and charcoal

Having passed away in 1966, the musuem was opened in 1971 and is now run by the University of Cape Town. Many of the rooms in the house are said to be exactly as she left them.

She was said to be a very intense artist in that she would accept no disturbances, chain smoked and drank multiple cups of strong coffee in attempts to complete the painting in one sitting. Her work has been exhibited in countries such as England, Italy, France and Germany whilst South Africa was the last country to truly appreciate her artwork.

Her work incorporated German expressionism with uniquely African elements and she painted with water colours, oils, gouache, charcoal and designed sculptures and ceramics which included jars, jugs and plates decorated with the female form and faces.

In addition to her work you’ll find a gallery upstairs displaying the work of various contemporary South African artists. Often she would utilise a palette knife to apply thick paint which was said to emotionally ‘intensify’ her artwork even more. In 2011, one of her paintings sold for a whopping R34 million at a London Auction which was a record for a South African artist.

The Irma Stern Musuem is open between Tuesday and Saturday. For more info and contact details see Visit the Irma Stern Museum.

Need to Know

WhereIrma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, South Africa

WhenPlease enquire.

Telephone+27 (0)21 685-5686

OvernightStay in Rosebank Accommodation, Cape Town


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.


If this is your attraction, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in Southern Suburbs

Things to do in the area

Accommodation convenient to Irma Stern Museum

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Western Cape Accommodation / Cape Town Accommodation / Southern Suburbs Accommodation / Rosebank Accommodation

Rosebank as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Rosebank property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.