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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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Many small exhibits, Interesting but not exciting

Small exhibits to pass the time during the afternoon - a small aquarium, a small garden, a maritime... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pandora m
Nice place for an short visit

We stopped by this place to see the replica of the first vessel where mr. Dias has sailed with to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Floris P
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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“post office” (56 reviews)
“replica ship” (19 reviews)
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small exhibits to pass the time during the afternoon - a small aquarium, a small garden, a maritime exhibit etc. However, can give it a skip unless you are interested in the history of Mossel Bay.

Thank pandora m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this place to see the replica of the first vessel where mr. Dias has sailed with to the cape. The replica is nice, but inside there's an showerhead what's not correct for the time period. The rest of the museum is not...More

Thank Floris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They need to freshen this place up! It was nice to board the ship but the rest was like it was 1988 when they opened. The mosselpart was also a little interesting but not worth a visit. We were here in wintertime but I dont...More

Thank 1111JanElm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last visited this museum about 15 years ago when I was still youth so over this weekend we thought about visiting again after so many years, it was indeed a pleasant experience where we actually learned a lot and and also gained some info...More

Thank Emile H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the garden route and it was a lovely experience. My highlight was the ship where you can go on board and see the size of ship and how its layed out, very cool. Make sure you see the oldest post box...More

Thank eblob84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to be in Mossel Bay for a few hours, essentially halting for lunch while driving on the garden route towards Cape Town. We were a bit too early for lunch and some of us in the group, while taking a walk, stumbled upon...More

Thank KR V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome day out here. Education on sea life, shells, culture, post office, history and christianity all in one place. A must stop.

Thank Estellllle
Reviewed 18 May 2017

After my other disappointing aquarium experience I had to return to the Diaz Aquarium. The main building entrance has information of SA history, mountain passes etc and specimens of South African indigenous plants. There is also an antique clock unit that was donated - before...More

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A part of South African history that is well displayed. It is interesting and well laid out. Look at the copy of the boat travelled in so many years ago, Quite amazing

Thank CatherineGS
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The museum is a nice place to visit with a combination of native garden, shell museum, views to Santos beach and of course the replica of the ship that took Bartolomeu Dias to southern Africa. The entrance fee is only 40 R which includes access...More

Thank John V
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