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Phansi Museum

500 Esther Roberts Road | Corner of Cedar Road and Esther Roberts, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 206 2889
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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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"treasure trove"
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"african art"
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"zulu culture"
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"head rests"
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"cultural artifacts"
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"interesting collection"
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"large collection"
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"come alive"
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"curator"
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"beadwork"
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 2 February 2017

A gem very close to the city center, the Phansi museum uniquely exhibits artifacts that reflect the cultural kaleidoscope of the KZN area and the rest of the country. From ancient/traditional daily household and kitchen wares, to clothing and jewelry and even weaponry, all items...More

2  Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Having read about the Phansi Museum in Durban while planning our trip to South Africa, I couldn't have imagined what a jewel we would come upon when we toured this interesting museum. Tucked away in a residential area the museum is filled with a plethora...More

4  Thank Heidi d
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lots of beadwork, bridal costumes. Staff friendly and helpful, perhaps could have been more informative.

Thank Gail565
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

I am not a huge crafts follower, but I still thought this place was great. They have a number of costumes and other day-to-day crafts. To visit, you should call and make an appointment for a (short) tour -- the website doesn't say so, but...More

2  Thank Ken G
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a place not to be missed for the exquisite craft heritage it showcases. They are very helpful; there are volunteers who take you around and tell you more about the Zulu crafts. I must say that making a contribution to a place like...More

Thank Devika47
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