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Phansi Museum

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“african art”(4 reviews)
“guided tour”(7 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
+27 31 206 2889
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All reviews african art guided tour zulu culture head rests dressed in traditional interesting collection large collection few hours artifacts curator beadwork costumes paul collector history clothing insight
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The house was easy to find with GPS but our route from the north took us through and past the Market area. Not a route for the self drive tourist unfamiliar with our inner cities and driving habits. There is kerb side parking . We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevan T
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I am sitting outside the museum on their beautiful veranda having visited the museum. If you are interested in Southern African culture and tradition, this museum is a MUST. The collection, though limited, has the most awesome depth. In association with the guided tour, gives...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Truly fascinating museum with helpful guided tour available and delightful gift shop. The best museum we have visited in several trips to Durban.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nora J
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

this is such a special place! the history of the building, of the collector and of the extensive collection itself is beyond words to describe! the guided tour is a MUST! you will learn so much and be treated to more history and craftsmanship here...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank guavaberry5
Reviewed 9 July 2018

An excellent small museum that is brimming with artifacts sharing the South African story. The docent lead tour was inspirational and informative while entertaining as well. This museum is a heartfelt journey into South African life.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank travellady8
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hironmike
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jocelyn S
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kzolady
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Zoe K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Gail565
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