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Address: Corner of Marriott and Essenwood roads, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 207 3432
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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.

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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 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2015
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unguidedmissal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

Very interesting place, outstanding guide , lovely library

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

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

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

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

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