Phansi Museum
Phansi Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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angela c
Durban, South Africa82 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Such an interesting curated collection of African artworks and home wears and ceremonial outfits
Had a private guided tour. Cost was R100pp, well worth it.
Loved the 'puppet dolls' in cultural outfits
Wish we'd stayed a bit longer and been able to wonder around by ourselves after the tour, and I'd taken more photo's.
Our guide was bubbly and knowledgeable.
Written 30 September 2023
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Chantelle W
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Phumzile Nkosi is the very knowledgeable guide who will take you on a tour through a wonderfully preserved and curated display of nguni artefacts. This museum is important for the preservation of indigenous South African culture – be generous with your support, they deserve it!
Written 17 February 2023
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finn_cak
Grantham, NH5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Good collection of S African garb and beaded items. Photos allowed, knowledgeable guide. Check hours
Written 11 May 2022
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mandr268
Westport, Ireland913 contributions
Dec 2019
we were privileged to be show around this amazing collection by Phumzile ( i wanted to take her home) she had a great way of tell a very moving story about so many of the items, there are so many things to see , i hope we will be able to return one day to soak up even more of it
Written 28 January 2020
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SoozG
Mauritius28 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a guided tour and learned so much during our visit which was over 1 hr long. The owner has many interesting stories to tell so, so if he is around you are in luck.
This is a place where you should take time to learn about African arts.
Shame the museum shop was closed on that day as would have been happy to support the museum by buying souvenirs for friend and family.
Written 12 January 2020
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David M
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Former Durbanite, visiting with my family from San Francisco, totally blown away by Paul Mikula's astounding knowledge of Africa art and culture. His captivating and animated story-telling are remarkable and held us spellbound for hours.
Highly recommended. This is my first Tripadvisor review.
Written 3 January 2020
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NorthStar394679
14 contributions
Nov 2019
This was an absolute highlight of our stay in Durban. Paul Mikula has assembled a vast, fascinating collection of garments, embroidery and accoutrements of the Zulu people in KZN and from other parts of Southern Africa. We had a guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide who gave us a terrific insight into the lives of the African people. Do not miss.
Written 30 November 2019
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Andrew C
Harrow, UK3 contributions
Aug 2019
A museum unlike any other. I left feeling that I had really explored African culture assisted by the two guides that showed us round the exhibits, bringing them to life and sharing their personal in-depth knowledge of African culture. I can still remember everything.
Written 14 August 2019
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elli y
Cape Town Central, South Africa23 contributions
Jun 2019
Worth a visit! A beautiful showcase of thousands of Zulu artefacts. Gives you a real appreciation for design and South African history! Lovely shop to buy local products once your visit it done.
Written 7 August 2019
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Zorka D
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
An absolute must to see if visiting Durban in South Africa . Beautifully set collection of traditional Zulu art and craft in a very interesting building as well. Do not miss visiting African Art Center next door with variety of beautiful art to purchase, in support local artists.
Written 3 August 2019
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