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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office” (67 reviews)
“replica ship” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (31 reviews)
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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+27 44 691 1067
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"post office"
in 67 reviews
"replica ship"
in 25 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"portuguese explorers"
in 11 reviews
"full scale"
in 6 reviews
"early explorers"
in 6 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 7 reviews
"piece of history"
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"south african history"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 10 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"sea shells"
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"marine life"
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This museum complex has so much potential especially as Bartholomeu Dias and his voyages forms an important part of the South African Senior Primary grades curriculum. Entrance fees are really cheap (R20 for adults) which does mean it is accessible to all. We all loved...More

Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This unique museum with its replica Caravel ship is interesting. Beautifully laid out with those who are interested can read more about the Spice route to India all those hundreds of years ago and actually even walk on the boat if you are not in...More

Thank Pam T
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

A good idea to combine a number of interesting information centres. Can provide more details about the significance of the Munro cottages on the site. As this forms part of our heritage, please do not let the complex fall into neglect.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

we entered one sunny morning and was pleasantly surprised at the price! Really not bad! We walked through the garden and the shell museum then entered the main building where the ship is...really clean and the staff was friendly as well. It was nice to...More

Thank LadyT165
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It was my second time I visited the museum.It is really awesome.My kids love the ship and the idea that you see things out of the past.The post tree is beautiful.The entrance fee is also very reasonable.Really worth a visit

Thank NadinePottie
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This museum has some very interesting exhibits regarding shells and marine life. The problem with the exhibit hall is that its hot due to the pumps operating the tanks where the marine life is kept. The Dais museum and Caravele is very interesting and well...More

Thank Mike_G6308
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to see at this little museum complex, from shells, a real ship, to the post tree. We absolutely loved the replica of the ship Diaz sailed, and the fact that you can actually get on the ship and explore it, is...More

Thank TanyaGroen
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to catch up on the history of Mossel Bay, going onto the replica ship was pretty cool too. There’s a little gift shop to buy your stamps and postcards from to then post in the oldest post box. Good for the family to...More

Thank mightypink6
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Defnitly worth the visjt. Variety of informations and displays worth the visit and entrace fee paid.

Thank hannesswiegers
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very interesting and laid out museum.You have to pay to get in. Nice stories and maps to read through. Beautiful full scale caravel - but you have to pay extra to get in, which is a shame...

Thank Jorge R
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