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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
+27 31 206 2889
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

What a delightful museum! Such a rich collection of African, particularly Zulu artefacts, that are lovingly presented in huge and colourful abundance. We were given a delightful private tour, which had not been pre-booked, by a wonderful lady who punctuated her narrative with her personal...More

2  Thank karine-oliver
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Durban is a fascinating city but the highlight for me was the Phansi Museum, an extraordinary private collection of Zulu clothing and artifacts brought to life by the amazing museum guide, a gifted woman name Phumzile. Life-size dolls dressed in traditional and festive clothing were...More

2  Thank oldladybird
Reviewed 24 January 2016

A visit to the Phansi Museum is inspirational. A collection of ancient and more modern artefacts beautifully preserved depicting the way of life of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa along with incredible life-size models of South Africa's ethnic peoples including the Ndebele....More

2  Thank Monique L
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

5  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

5  Thank Manfred M
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