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Address: 500 Esther Roberts Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2014
Malmo, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 hope for. Certainly recommend it! After the visit we went to the Afrcan Art center... More 

9 Thank Cala084
Long Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 happened upon this museum and cannot say enough good things about it.

3 Thank margaret m
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 you with excellent communication skills the history of the items, what they were used for... More 

4 Thank Pepe P
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 most enjoyable, but we were sometimes disappointed in the "cultural shows" that were staged to... More 

4 Thank docmock
Chapel Hill, NC
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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, a Victorian National Monument. Jam packed with everything from ear plugs, carved wooden head rests... More 

5 Thank Kim H

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