Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay

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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex serves as a multi-disciplinary institution dedicated to conserving and promoting the nation's natural and cultural heritage. Named after a famous Portuguese nobleman and explorer, the compound contains a botanical garden, an exhibit about maritime history, and the largest museum of shells in Africa. The site's highlight is a life-size replica of the caravel (small sailing ship) used by Bratolomeu Dias. Plan my trip to Mossel Bay with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • A good overview of Mosselbay‚Äôs history. It is very affordable to enter and worth paying the big extra to go aboard the replica ship (R40pp in 2019). A trip through the museum and viewing the post tree...  more »
  • Museum complex together with historic Old Post Office tree tells the story of Mossel Bay's maritime history effectively.  more »
  • It is very cheap to visit the museum, but pay the extra bit and go onboard the ship. There is a lot of information, so do take some time strolling. There are some spaces filled with repeated informati...  more »
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  • Excellent, very informative. Just wished the council took better care of this museum, at least clean the toilets and dust the place. We have foreigners visiting so be proud of our heritage.
  • Very very insightful. Great experience. Where is the big cross?
  • Good value for money. Large museum with open areas and nice little gift shop. Good for families
  • The Museum is not really big and it doesn't take you more than 1,5 hrs to see everything. But the Ship inside is very cool and great for making pictures.
  • Was 100% worth the money. Very well maintained and looked after
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