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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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A bit of history

No visit to Mossel Bay is complete without making a turn through the Diaz museum. It is a sprawling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mossel Bay, South Africa

For those interested in the early Portuguese explorers this is well worth a stop. If you have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Mossel Bay is complete without making a turn through the Diaz museum. It is a sprawling complex with an aquarium, garden with braille info boards, the main museum complex that houses the Caravelle and views to die for.

Thank Riaanjordaan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those interested in the early Portuguese explorers this is well worth a stop. If you have children travelling with you they will like the fact they can jump on board a replica of the Diaz ship. The information is well documented & displayed. Allow...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately time was severely limited so could not spend the time needed. The shell displays were really good and the history message clear. Enjoyed the mixture of indoor and outdoor displays. Not sure how the display of old sports clothing optometrist equipment etc fitted in...More

Thank mikedeswardt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and we loved going on the replica of the original carvel that made the voyage from Portugal to Mosselbay in 1988. The museum could do with a bit a fresh revamp as you can see that some of the displays are in need...More

Thank 372delanah
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Our family visited the museum complex recently. Positives: * The caravel remains a great sight to visit. * The Portuguese portraits and history. Negatives: * The rest of the complex seems run down; it is in need of a serious injection of enthusiasm (and finances?).

Thank AceBar
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The children enjoyed getting on board the boat. They however were bit disappointed with aquarium. Overall it was a good time with the family.

Thank Gert v
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Kids loved the aquarium part in the shell museum. The boat / Carvel was the highlight for the kids. Very nice morning. Its just the routes around the museum can be marked out better especially from the spring to munro house and area above spring

Thank Eben v
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Diaz Museum on holiday. Very informative. Especially for the kids that do not cover this in history any more. The only thing is that it is getting a bit run down and need of a good clean up.

Thank michlub1981
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The replica of the ship Bartolomeu Dias used to sail is housed here. You can go inside to see the parts of the ship. A lot of maritime exhibits are included.

Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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