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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 691 1067
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Interesting part of history.

It is a big museum and consists of two main buildings namely the aquarium museum and the actual Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
GAME H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is a big museum and consists of two main buildings namely the aquarium museum and the actual Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A lovely history conservation, wonderful staff. we even got to touch a star and some other marine life. wonderful experience.

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Thank Lufuno S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This place has a few things that include a maritime museum, aquarium, replica of Diaz's ship. Good to spend couple of hours

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Thank Sompan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely to see the history of the Diaz Caravel and the shell museum was also lovely. Free entry makes it more worth it.

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Thank Maryke K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The Bartolomeu Diaz museum was very nice and the shell museum but don't bother walking the grounds it's a waste of time.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

As a Portuguese, this museum was a must for me. It was really interesting to have an outside approach to the Portuguese history of the 15/16th century, mainly regarding the Descobrimentos ("discoveries"). Very informative, very educational. However, would benefit a lot from some renovation and modernising, as the information is not always displayed in the most appealing way. The caravel... More 

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Thank jtyns
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Interesting piece of SA's history. Lovely setting and not expensive. The maritime museum could do with a good dusting and upgrade of the models and the little shop in the complex could have had so much more to offer the visitor. Shell museum delightful!

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Thank Z1307ZDkarenv
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very informative experience. Not costing a arm and a leg and lots to see. The kids enjoyed the visit a lot.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A most enjoyable experience, the museum is set out in a way which allows for ease of access and allows you to walk around and appreciate the history of the era. The Post Office Tree history was my favourite which allows you to post a letter with a special postmark.

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Thank Ericka P
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

So interesting and offers a shell museum, maritime museum and you get to see the famous Post Tree dating back to the 1500's. All that and you can enjoy the most beautiful views of Mossel Bay too.

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