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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
+27 31 206 2889
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Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Interresting. Very interresting indeed. This place is not a normal museum because it is more like a private collection. We had wonderful lady as our tour guide who really knew everything about Zulu culture. We even saw some Zulu dancing presented by her during our...More

4  Thank Manfred M
Reviewed 8 January 2015

The collection of Zulu cultural artefacts is incredible and housed in such an unassuming space, but it is Phumzile, the assistant curator who guides the tour that makes this special. Knowledgeable, passionate and engaging, she gives insight into Zulu culture and her own personal experience....More

4  Thank missvee79
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

I stopped into the Phansi Museum this week and was able to get a tour before they closed for breAk! I had a wonderful experience and learned a lot on this super condensed tour! Loved it south bought a book put out by the institution...More

4  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

If you want a interesting and well visualized summary of the artifacts in the Zulu culture (and other particular neighbours as well) you got to go. Do call in advance and get a guided tour - it is as charming and knowledgable as you can...More

9  Thank Cala084
Reviewed 11 April 2014

museum is a showing of a private collection of Southern African artifacts -many from Zulu culture, collected for 40 years. The displays are really well laid out and the tour is exceptional. Call for an appointment to visit as the hours are not established. We...More

3  Thank margaret m
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Situated in the city centre in a fully restored Victorian House this museum is perfect for people who only have a few hours to spare and want to know more about authentic African artefact. The wonderful Phumzile will take you around and will explain to...More

4  Thank Pepe P
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The artifacts here were unbelievable and the museum 'narrator' helped make them come alive. We particularly enjoyed her description of several of the well-displayed costumes using life-size puppets as she showed us the differences in the various ethnic groups. Our visit to South Africa was...More

4  Thank docmock
Reviewed 21 February 2014

A superb treasure on a small street in Durban. Located in a gorgeous building, this small museum houses a lovely collection of African art. The guide is delightful and the quality of the art is fantastic. The best 4 dollars you will spend in Durban.

2  Thank UNCBronze
Reviewed 17 November 2013

What an astonishing hidden treasure housed in a beautifully restored national monument. A must see for any African art and craft enthusiasts. The collection, tastefully curated and displayed, unfolds in a rich and seamless way from the basement and over 3 floors of Roberts House,...More

5  Thank Kim H
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