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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our daughter and son in law's visit in October we visited the museum complex to view the "fynbos" expo. All exhibits are well organised and fairly well maintained and we found the marine museum very interesting and informative. Some of the staff were not...More

Thank Daan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The replica ship was good. The exhibition around it could be better, with less about Portuguese exploration and maps and more about exploration generally. The post box was fun and you can get stamps and them stamped in the shop in the maritime museum.

Thank Knitter8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting and tidy, though with a bit more funding it has the potential to be a lovely tourist attraction as this hosts some of the oldest recorded history of South Africa. Very interesting information of the local plants could be made available in book/pamflet form...More

1  Thank ystervark838
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The interesting thing with this museum is that it houses a... real, full scale replica of a16th Century Caravel! You can get on it and.. inside it! Also, you can learn a little bit more about the history of the area and the first Europeans...More

1  Thank Thanos F
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The museum was a great day trip. Beautiful location. There are multiple things to see, from a variety of flora to a shell museum and a replica of the ship Dias was on. Worth the trip

1  Thank seansquid8
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you are interested in SA and Mossel Bay's history - come here. It is also a good place to bring the kids to understand something about our "roots"

1  Thank Go788393
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

So really this is simply a school project with the student struggling. Very amateur displays with poorly drawn and painted pictures for dispays. Aquarium with hardly any fish. The only feature of any interest is the boat and that cost an extra R40 per person....More

Thank JackL3437
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Came as a family and everyone agrees we had loads of fun. We especially enjoyed the shell museum and the boat .

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The museum is cantered around a replica of the Portuguese ship that first sailed round the cape in the late 1400s when their navigators were discovering the world - Columbus went the other way and found the Americas. This boat actually made the same trip...More

1  Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Not very impressive. You walk in to a table full of plants/flowers that are all half dead when they are actually supposed to be a fresh plant display. The exhibits are all needing maintenance done to them, and a severe update to the overall appearance....More

Thank Deon L
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