Phansi Museum

500 Esther Roberts Road
South Africa

(031) 206-1591  /   (031) 206-2889

500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa
CLOSED NOW!   Open again today 9:00 - 16:00
The Phansi Museum private collection of Southern African tribal artifacts is beautifully displayed in the basement rooms of Robert's house-a Victorian historical monument. To get there from the CBD - follow Sydney Road out of town for 1, 9km. Turn right into Franks Road (directly after Timber City) go over Umbilo Road to Frere Road (0. 6km) turn left and go up the hill (0. 4km) . At the top of the corner of Cedar Road is the rambling double storey-Roberts house.
Category: Museums


  • GG

    21 JUL 2018

    this is such a special place! the history of the building, of the collector and of the extensive collection itself is beyond words to describe! the guided tour is a MUST! you will learn so much and...

  • TT

    9 JUL 2018

    An excellent small museum that is brimming with artifacts sharing the South African story. The docent lead tour was inspirational and informative while entertaining as well. This museum is a...

  • HH

    26 MAR 2018

    A few members of our Rotary Club of Durban visited the museum today and were taken on a guided tour of the museum by a very inspiring and enthusiastic Paul Mikula who has a incredible knowledge of...

  • JS

    Jocelyn S
    22 MAR 2018

    This is a privately owned and run museum which houses an amazing collection of Zulu and other Southern African tribal craft work, including beadwork, wirework, basketry and the like. We had a guided...

  • KK

    20 JAN 2018

    Museum specializes in African cultural art including Zulu beer pots, tribal costumes, beadwork and other traditional art Wonderful displays and docent tours

  • ZK

    Zoe K
    18 JAN 2018

    This was the best thing we did in Durban- such a hidden gem. We arrived at the museum without an appointment and Pumzile kindly took us on a tour. The museum hosts a large collection of Zulu items...

  • GG

    2 JAN 2018

    Interesting collection of a large variety of Zulu articles including beadwork, marriage aprons, head rests, bowls etc.

  • II

    26 OCT 2017

    I have visited this wonderful place twice, and will go back again! The guides give you such an insight into culture, through the collection. Don't miss it if you are in Durban and care about more...

  • RP

    Russ P
    2 OCT 2017

    I didn't enjoy my experience, it wasn't fulfilling , nor rewarding in any way, an absolute waste of a good few hours.

  • LK

    Linda K
    8 SEP 2017

    I've visited the Phansi museum many times during my visits to Durban and I am always delighted by the new exhibitions showcasing local artists, as well as by the museum's main collection of African...


Durban, eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Business Hours

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