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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 17 March 2018

Wonderful small museum, well cared for with super helpful people. Wonderful shell collection as well.

Thank lgf2015
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very interesting to know how the small town Mossel Bay was founded. It is cool that you can climb on the Replica Ship of Bartolomeu's ship.

Thank sarre1020
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Staff at the entrance very friendly and help full. Very interesting history about Da Gama's visit to South Africa. The ship, the old post tree and other items on display are worth a visit to the museum

Thank hannesmyburgh1952
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

A great source of information about the voyages of discovery. It really highlights how extraordinary these early explorers were setting off into the unknown in the smallest of vessels. The mind boggles. The development of cartography is also well covered - all amazing and very...More

Thank johhew
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great piece of history preserved her at the complex. The boat is worth seeing, quite amazing how small it is considering how far it came. The shell centre is good as well. The old tree post office is worth seeing.

Thank Gavin Q
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Very interesting to learn about our history. The museum was filled with exciting old things, but the lights were off. It was very dark and we had to walk around with our cellphone torches on. Furthermore, the ship was very exciting! I think we just...More

Thank Antoilene d
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Very interesting Maritime museum. Sent a post card from the oldest post office in the world. Visited the shell museum and saw lots of sea creatures I wouldn't like to meet at sea. Was goi g to visit the Munrohoek, Malay graves and the Padrao...More

Thank Geraldine O
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a very small museum and the major attraction is the boat, a replica of the boat that Diaz used to travel to South Africa, if I remember it correctly. The shell museum next to it was very interesting with a variety of shells...More

Thank Zhenzhong S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I took my staff on an educational to the museum, they learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately there is no tour guide on a weekend but the information supplied is really helpful. Great experience

Thank kath1dewy
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Really interesting. Beautifully layed out. Enjoyed getting on the ship and exploring. Found the trees and plants outside very interesting as they are labled and a description of them and their usesare clearly stated. Short but interesting!

Thank Shelley O
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