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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Interesting visit.

Very interesting Museum with full sized clipper inside. The seashell room with various marine life... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ayr, United Kingdom
via mobile
You would not find me crossing an ocean in that tiny boat!

During our stay at Mosselbay we visited the Bartholomew Dias Museum complex and were pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
King William's Town, South Africa
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting Museum with full sized clipper inside. The seashell room with various marine life was interesting , good place to pass sometime and learn about area.

Thank holidaygal58
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our stay at Mosselbay we visited the Bartholomew Dias Museum complex and were pleasantly surprised at how interesting our visit turned to be. Obviously the main attraction for me was the replica boat that was used to commemorate this voyage of discovery and the...More

Thank kenhL4615VR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there several times. There is lots to see, especially the replica of Barthilomeus boat. The shell section is also interesting.

Thank PenKem
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Not at all something I would recommend. It is an average museum. The aquarium is so small, I think I would actually see more of I just stuck my head in the ocean. Other than that, nothing special.

Thank rynobotha
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Although small, this museum has an excellent history of Portuguese exploration of South Africa via a series of posters and maps in chronological order around the replica of Dias' caravel in which 33 men sailed. Looking in side it you cannot imagine the conditions of...More

Thank Paul460h
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

When you are in Mossel bay, don't miss the Bartholomew Dias museum. It is located in a big park down towards the harbour. There are a few parts to the museum, at the entrance there is an exhibition on the local community and after that...More

Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed 6 September 2017

i was able to see a little musem, a little aquarium,good for babies but not more and a reconstruction of a ship,there were only a little original things,the most of them were copies and the old south african houses were closed,a bit poor

Thank aureliolorusso
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Good review of area and history. well organized and staff are friendly. keep up the good work and see you soon

Thank Gamahoosh
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The museum was nice and informative, really enjoyed walking around in the caravel and getting an idea of the size of the ships that explored the seas around the African coast. Seeing the post box tree was a nice experience. Pro tip: buy stamps before...More

Thank Chantelle_vdw
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Some parts being outside this is a great place to visit in the morning. The various museum areas are very educational and the displays are beautifully done. The replica of the ship is really a sight to see. The staff are very friendly really enjoyed...More

Thank Toinette R
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