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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 (0)44 691 1067
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Mossel Bay
Type: Specialty Museums
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Some interesting exhibits, especially Dias's replica ship and the post office tree. Would be better if it had a cafe.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting to see the post office/shoe. The rest the museum was a little boring. The ocean museum was interesting and the staff knowledgeable.

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Prince Albert, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Post office cute idea. But far more could Be done to make this fascinating museum. I would recommend only if you nothing much to do.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great novelty to post a letter from oldest post box in SA and a few good displays- one of the only things to do in the centre really.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had very little time - early closing at 1700. Impressive caravel and museum. Ocean museum in separate building was good. Children enjoyed the secure park with various artifacts

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely way to spend a leisurely morning or afternoon, and enjoy the different aspects on display. Small museums, so kept my interest. Particularly enjoyed the Post Tree and Dias Caravel. Interesting to learn some history about Mossel Bay.

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East London, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good. Informative. Lovely ship to explore, old post boot to post a postcard and interesting shell museum.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Enjoyed the history of the Post Tree where you can still mail cards which then receive a special postage stamp. The Maritime Museum was exceptionally interesting with a life size replica of Dias' boat and all the details regarding the difficulties of sea faring in Dias and Vasco da Gama's time.

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lots of interesting items on show + the Shell museum was great with lots of large fish & shells to see

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The one place we don't have any interest in visiting when we go places is a museum. But we made an exception and visited Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex because it was right next door to our accommodation in Mossel Bay. And it was actually fun and informative. I like the easy-to-explore lay-out of the museum. And small enough to go... More

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