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Phansi Museum

500 Esther Roberts Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 206 2889
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500 Esther Roberts Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 !

Thank Cath29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Sharon C, Manager at Phansi Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Durban my whole life and only recently discovered this hidden gem! I visited this museum with family from the UK who also thoroughly enjoyed the interactive experience. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and provided a...More

Thank MaxineN19
Sharon C, Manager at Phansi Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Book a privately guided tour in this most stunning, privately owned museum and you will be in-depth informed with regards to not only Zulu-, but other African cultures... I have rarely seen such an excisite exhibition and well presented tour! A definite must!

1  Thank Horst S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Phansi Museum should feature on any visit to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. Lovingly collected and professionally curated, the museum holds a huge collection of Zulu and other artistic, cultural and historical artefacts. We enjoyed a wonderfully informative guided tour provided by Assistant Curator Phumzile Nkosi....More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We always bring our tour groups here for a slice of Durban and Zulu history. Set in the Glenwood neighbourhood in a rambling Victorian house, it is filled with a treasure trove of cultural artifacts. The guide is Pumzele, who we think should be on....More

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fabulous artifacts collected over the last three decades and amazing collection of marionette's dressed in various local styles. A wonderful group of people working there and Phlumzile an excellent tour guide. Reasonable entry fee of R40.

Thank Ghosha5
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Definitely stop by this place!!! It is incredible! An absolute hidden gem! Durban has some stunning galleries, this is one you will never forget!

Thank natashabT3064VJ
Sharon C, Manager at Phansi Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A few hours spent at the Phansi Museum does wonders for the soul. The visuality of our history is important. As South Africans and especially Durbanites we should all pass by, To be able to understand the very many images we saw when we were...More

Thank Bobby P
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