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The Campbell Collections

Corner of Marriott and Essenwood roads, Durban, South Africa
031/207-3432
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Ranked #18 of 53 attractions in Durban
Type: History Museums
Description: The furniture, household items, clothing and art in this eclectic collection are housed in the 1914 home of sugar baron Sir Marshall Campbell.
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I am so happy we found this place - I have been looking for a museum where I could see and study the native costume and adornment ( especially beading) of the African continent, but usually (as a tourist, anyway) one comes across curio markets. They are interesting, but this is something else.......The Campbell Collections include original work of Barbara... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We didn't, but luckily the guide agreed to show us around anyway. There is a bit of everything -- example of a late 19th-early 20th c Cape Dutch house and furnishings, many African -- particularly Zulu -- artifacts and a wonderful collection of paintings by Barbara Tyrrell of the traditional costumes of the various peoples of Southern Africa. Tyrrell was... More

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Milan, Italy
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468 reviews 468 reviews
79 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Very interesting place, outstanding guide , lovely library

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Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Here you can find any book, you might like to view. From Afrikaner to historical. fascinating.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Belongs to university of KZN. Doesn't seem to get many visitors. You get shown round by guide, who knows his stuff. Some interesting old furniture and artefacts.

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

A wonderful old house with a wonderful collection of records. The staff are knowledgable and endlessly helpful.

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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

A collection of early Durban history, from journals, books, newspapers, photographs and more.

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