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 museum thats very well maintained. Very interesting exhibits. The chance to walk onto the ship and to get a glimpse of what the early seafarers lives entailed is really amazing  more »
  • Excellent! Value for money! The Caravelle is an excellent replica. It has a awesome artificats used during that time. It has a shell museum,small aquarium,fossils, postal tree and lots more. Covid...  more »
  • It was an eye opener to see the size of ships 15th century explorers were using to sail through the rough seas and such long trips. The place is clean with Covid-19 protocols enforced on site.  more »
  • 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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