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Phansi Museum

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500 Esther Roberts Road | Corner of Cedar Road and Esther Roberts, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 206 2889
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  • Average2%
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“african art” (4 reviews)
“zulu culture” (8 reviews)
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500 Esther Roberts Road | Corner of Cedar Road and Esther Roberts, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 206 2889
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"treasure trove"
in 4 reviews
"african art"
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"zulu culture"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"head rests"
in 2 reviews
"cultural artifacts"
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"interesting collection"
in 2 reviews
"large collection"
in 2 reviews
"come alive"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 3 reviews
"beadwork"
in 6 reviews
"curator"
in 5 reviews
"costumes"
in 5 reviews
"housed"
in 4 reviews
"paul"
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"dolls"
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"greenwood"
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A few members of our Rotary Club of Durban visited the museum today and were taken on a guided tour of the museum by a very inspiring and enthusiastic Paul Mikula who has a incredible knowledge of the history and heritage of the African Communities....More

Thank hironmike
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a privately owned and run museum which houses an amazing collection of Zulu and other Southern African tribal craft work, including beadwork, wirework, basketry and the like. We had a guided tour, a must, which was led by Phumzile. Her engaging manner and...More

Thank Jocelyn S
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Museum specializes in African cultural art including Zulu beer pots, tribal costumes, beadwork and other traditional art Wonderful displays and docent tours

Thank Kzolady
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This was the best thing we did in Durban- such a hidden gem. We arrived at the museum without an appointment and Pumzile kindly took us on a tour. The museum hosts a large collection of Zulu items and we learnt so much about Zulu...More

Thank Zoe K
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Interesting collection of a large variety of Zulu articles including beadwork, marriage aprons, head rests, bowls etc.

Thank Gail565
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have visited this wonderful place twice, and will go back again! The guides give you such an insight into culture, through the collection. Don't miss it if you are in Durban and care about more than beaches!

Thank ItchyfeetHelen
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I didn't enjoy my experience, it wasn't fulfilling , nor rewarding in any way, an absolute waste of a good few hours.

2  Thank Russ P
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've visited the Phansi museum many times during my visits to Durban and I am always delighted by the new exhibitions showcasing local artists, as well as by the museum's main collection of African art and crafts. Be sure to book ahead so you can...More

2  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Phansi museum Great couple of hours learning about Zulu culture Well hidden , it's a shame , needs more signs outside ! Phimzile was a great guide ! Very charming ! Loved it Well worth a visit !

1  Thank Cath29
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very good collection of African artefacts. Displayed beautifully. Definitely worth a visit. Try to make sure you are there for a tour with Phuminzele. She brings it to life. Thank you.

1  Thank Merlin494
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Sharon C, Manager at Phansi Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear Merlin Thank you for taking the time to review Phansi Museum.

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