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Phansi Museum

500 Esther Roberts Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 206 2889
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“zulu culture” (7 reviews)
“african art” (3 reviews)
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500 Esther Roberts Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 206 2889
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

One needs an appointment to see this and we had one but when we arrived, we discovered that it was a holiday but, no problem, the founder Paul Mikula would take us through. That kind of place. Devoted to maintaining and supporting traditional Zulu culture...More

4  Thank unguidedmissal
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Phansi Museum is a small museum containing a vast collection of work from natives of the region. There is so much to see in such a small area but well worth the time to closely examine the many items. The director gave us a tour,...More

5  Thank Janice P
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This is a one of a kind collection, started by Paul Mikula, whose private collection of Zulu artwork is unparalleled. Over the years he has expanded this collection with the help of other private collectors and has created the Phansi museum. It is best to...More

3  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We showed up at the museum without an appointment but were able to get a tour. We enjoyed a wonderful morning learning so many new cultural facts. I was amazed at the way things were displayed, the vast knowledge of our guides and loved the...More

2  Thank stephmiami
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The curator gave us an awesome tour of the museum. She has a wealth of knowledge and is a great storyteller. She made the visit really special for us. Call ahead ot time and make an appointment for your private tour.

1  Thank btravelNewJersey
Reviewed 13 May 2015

A very important collection of South African bead work and traditional costumes, all artfully displayed in a large Victorian house. Puhmzile is a treasure as a guide!

1  Thank Valerie H
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
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