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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Not at all something I would recommend. It is an average museum. The aquarium is so small, I think... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
A great history of Portuguese exploration of southern Africa

Although small, this museum has an excellent history of Portuguese exploration of South Africa via... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Gamahoosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

No visit to Mossel Bay is complete without making a turn through the Diaz museum. It is a sprawling complex with an aquarium, garden with braille info boards, the main museum complex that houses the Caravelle and views to die for.

Thank Riaanjordaan
Reviewed 5 August 2017

For those interested in the early Portuguese explorers this is well worth a stop. If you have children travelling with you they will like the fact they can jump on board a replica of the Diaz ship. The information is well documented & displayed. Allow...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately time was severely limited so could not spend the time needed. The shell displays were really good and the history message clear. Enjoyed the mixture of indoor and outdoor displays. Not sure how the display of old sports clothing optometrist equipment etc fitted in...More

Thank mikedeswardt
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