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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“post office” (65 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 65 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
"sea shells"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"south african history"
in 6 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 10 reviews
"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I took a trip to the museum in June as I love sailing and Mossel Bay is the place where this pioneer Bartolomeu Dias landed. It’s just amazing to see what they managed to accomplish with wooden ships. There is a marine museum as well...More

Thank Bush-Traveller
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

An informative and well maintained Museum Complex. The Diaz replica ship gives a vivid insight into the difficulties faced by Explorers in the 15th century. Informative if rather tired looking posters abound. Shell museum was impressive, Post Office tree needs a facelift. Complex needs an...More

Thank halcyonbp
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

You get several things for the price of one here. The highlight must be the full scale 15th century replica ship with some really interesting and informative interpretation panels about various aspects of life back then and the progressive discovery of Africa by Europeans. There...More

1  Thank Killeboy
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

History repeats itself when one walks through this well kept garden. The museum is informative. Lots of foreigh visitors were around to gape at the ship in the middle of the museum.

Thank Annemarie V
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Nice Museum, nice ship, worth going to. Also the Info about sealife and the shells is well prepared. Staff is friendly

Thank Bernhard B
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The old ship you can enter is attractive also for children. Beautiful garden with great view to the sea.

Thank Heidi G
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

On entry you get the option to pay more to get onto the boat. This should not be missed as it is the star attraction. The rest of the exhibition is amateurish.

Thank StEllesmere
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

A really nice visit; interesting to learnt more about the area. Particularly good Martine museum if you are interesting in the Portuguese explorers (I knew nothing and learnt alot). Good thing to do on a worse weather day for sure

Thank lucy g
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lovely Garden and exhibition - the many rooms and history of the arrival of Dias to South Africa was very enlightening

1  Thank blmuller
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Small and a little dated but nonetheless very interesting exhibition including a replica of Diaz's original ship. Museum covers the early explorers visits to our shores and includes a small aquarium with a large shell collection. The museum itself is well laid out and although...More

1  Thank Lorna S
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