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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Worth visiting if convenient

The museum comprises an exact external replica of the ship that arrived here some 500 years ago - amazingly small! together with a deal of good information on the trip and other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Wonderful. Walk through the history and understand the reason of the Bay being here silk route etall. Need not pay for the boat since you can very much see it from all around. Must post a card in the shoe tree post office though ( you can buy the stamps & the card as well from the curio shop).

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum comprises an exact external replica of the ship that arrived here some 500 years ago - amazingly small! together with a deal of good information on the trip and other exploration of the 'dark continent' around the time. Not worth a lengthy trip to visit but a decent one if in the area.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great museum , very informative , friendly staff. Loads of History. outside areas with stunning views over Santos beach

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Curitiba, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting Museum - as the name suggests, it's actually a collection of smaller museums, all very interesting and worth of a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safe parking in front, lovely gardens, interesting museums. All free and some lovely views. Worth an hour if passing through.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see when in Mosselbay. Very educational and quite easy to find. Friendly Staff. Was bit shocked at aquarium images/sketches maybe a few upgraded images/sketches would be nice. Most beautiful view from their outside benches.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant outing. You got to board the Bartholomeu Dias ship, the ship that sailed the spice route. There are a lot of little interesting places to go within the Museum, Shell Museum where there is a touch pool. Skeletons of a Whale, the Post office tree.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic look from the Portuguese, Dutch and English settlers who came to these shores...some great information on the first Portuguese ships that arrived (and many that didn't quite make it). Although it does skip any real look at those who already occupied the territories (and horrors they suffered at the hands of europeans). Still informative and worth a visit!

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check out how a replica boat was built to follow a boat that sailed from Portugal to Mosel Bay in 1488 replicated the journey. Amazing how the original trip was done.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautifully laid out museum with a great deal of information a must see attraction with added bonus that you buy a post card and have it specially franked

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