Phansi Museum

Phansi Museum, Durban: Hours, Address, Phansi Museum Reviews: 5/5

Phansi Museum
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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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mandr268
Westport, Ireland906 contributions
just brilliant
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
Mauritius25 contributions
MUST DO: Learn about African culture and handicrafts
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
Astounding
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
9 contributions
Wonderful collection of African culture
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
encapsulating African culture
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 Africa19 contributions
A great showcase of Zulu artefacts, design and history
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
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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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Scatterlings Institute
Sausalito, CA45 contributions
Excellent small museum
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a great visit to the Phansi Museum. Thanks to the personal knowledge and stories of Ms. Nkosi, the museum director, who led us through the museum, the collections came alive. She is a wonderful guide to African culture, and the museum's artifacts are vivid and interesting. We highly recommend this easy-to-access museum in a safe neighborhood for a short visit if you're in Durban!
Written 29 July 2019
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Ascribe-thinking
South Africa94 contributions
Special place that is not visited often enough
Jul 2019 • Family
What a wonderful visit we enjoyed to this museum. I learnt so much from our wonderful guide, Phumzile. It may not be a typical museum but there are so many artifacts and so much to learn about South Africa.
Written 11 July 2019
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Hardieboys
perth10 contributions
Amazing place
Jun 2019 • Friends
Absolutely amazing collection. So well worth a visit. Over 41000 artifacts from South Africa, mainly from KZN. A pity you can't buy otherwise I would have spent a fortune.
Written 13 June 2019
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Phansi Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
  • Fri - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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