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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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Travellers talk about
“post office” (65 reviews)
“replica ship” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
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"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little museum in Mossel Bay. Highlight is the replica caravelle but there are some nice stories and exhibits to entertain a history buff for a couple of hours

Thank rodney120
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fee for visiting is 20 Rand per Adult. Going onto the Ship is 20 Rand in addition. But it is worth to have a walkthrough onto the Ship. You will have an overview how this people were traveling to discover the world. Also the...More

1  Thank DMB500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Some interesting features in the gardens - the post office tree and the aquarium and shell collections, but most of all the replica ship that BD sailed in from Portugal and all the historical detail explained in the museum. Make sure...More

Thank Peter D
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