We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Campbell Collections

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Corner of Marriott and Essenwood roads, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 031/207-3432
Improve this listing
Description:

The furniture, household items, clothing and art in this eclectic...

The furniture, household items, clothing and art in this eclectic collection are housed in the 1914 home of sugar baron Sir Marshall Campbell.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 9 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Graphic Zulu

Set in a beautiful old Cape Dutch manor house, this collection is an enchanting display of culture, probably lost or nearly so. The house itself is a marvel with its' beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
unguidedmissal
,
unguidedmissal

Similar Things to Do in Durban

Add Photo Write a Review

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
unguidedmissal
Level Contributor
84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Set in a beautiful old Cape Dutch manor house, this collection is an enchanting display of culture, probably lost or nearly so. The house itself is a marvel with its' beautiful period furniture, library and photographs from the early 20th century. But the structure houses a wonderful collection of Zulu ethnological pieces that won't be seen elsewhere. There is plenty... More 

Helpful?
Thank unguidedmissal
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Helpful?
5 Thank Dagmar H
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Melissa A
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
984 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Very interesting place, outstanding guide , lovely library

Helpful?
1 Thank nicolas s
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kay H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank petercot
Howick, South Africa
Level Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank EveM704
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

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

Helpful?
1 Thank Shelldon_Wells

Travelers who viewed The Campbell Collections also viewed

 
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to The Campbell Collections? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Campbell Collections staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?