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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 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
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
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