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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“post office” (62 reviews)
“replica ship” (22 reviews)
“worth a visit” (27 reviews)
Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very small museum and the major attraction is the boat, a replica of the boat that Diaz used to travel to South Africa, if I remember it correctly. The shell museum next to it was very interesting with a variety of shells...More

Thank Zhenzhong S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my staff on an educational to the museum, they learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately there is no tour guide on a weekend but the information supplied is really helpful. Great experience

Thank kath1dewy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting. Beautifully layed out. Enjoyed getting on the ship and exploring. Found the trees and plants outside very interesting as they are labled and a description of them and their usesare clearly stated. Short but interesting!

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to take the kiss to see a old ship and a wonderful collection of sea shells and creatures.

Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I walked round the museum complex but there is a limited amount to see and do. Had to do it because of the history involved but nothing special otherwise

Thank b16blr
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy knowing about history, it is a good option. It is small museum, but it has interesting material about Bartholomeu Dias.

Thank C_Avelar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This complex includes a number of features which deserve mention. The replica of the original ship that Bartholomew Diaz sailed is on show and boardable. There is also a shell and mollusc Museum which is well worth the detour. Both museums have sufficient material of...More

Thank ElliottBerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sprawling complex of four museums plus a couple old houses. The Maritime Museum houses a replica of the ship Dias ( Portuguese explorer) captained to South Africa. Other related maritime objects are also on display. There is a famous Post Office Tree...More

1  Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely overall experience, interesting and informative facts. First experience in seeing a horseshoe crab and a live trigger fish in the aquarium section.

Thank 534renatak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a few hours at the museum complex and it was very interesting and enjoyable. You can see that funding is an issue with some exhibits needing attention but the life sized replica of the boat is great to see. The aquarium is interesting with...More

Thank Almarie R
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