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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)44 691 1067
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Overall a very interesting place to go in and see, enjoyed the replica of the Dias Caravel and the original "Post Office" Tree

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a blast, learnt a lot more from the museum than in school. Great for the kids as there is an aquarium on the premises as well. You also have the opportunity to get on board of a replica of the actual ship that Diaz used to travel to South Africa.

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Arezzo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is a very small museum, but nice to spend an hour or so with the children or in case of bad weather. The best part is the replica of the caravel actually used by Diaz to sail from Portugal to Mosselbaai. I particularly liked some old maps of the colonial times. There is also an area of the complex... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very well laid out, with good access for the disabled. Good parking access. The highlight was the Diaz ship replica, which was actually sailed to Mossel Bay from Portugal.

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Richards Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very diverse. Great presentation. Great location. Lots of historical info. Lots and lots and lots of info on the sea. Shells galore, Fish, tanks with live fish, Model ships, Lots of info on ships. Even a museum on that kind of stuff. A whole replica of the ship that Bartholemeu Dias sailed to South Africa. History presentations. Do not miss... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Overall a very interesting place to go in and see, enjoyed the replica of the Dias Caravel and the original "Post Office" Tree

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Some very interesting displays and a wonderful opportunity to catch up on an period of SA history. The lighting in some parts of the museum made viewing difficult but considering the entrance fee (free) excellent value. Well worth a visit.

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Great Brak River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I love visiting museums and I kinda like this one. Not too much information but enough to inform you about the town. We went onto the boat and inside. This was a great experience. Defnitely a must see if you are in the Mossel Bay are.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The complex consists three out buildings and a walking path. Great museum for kids. There is a small aquarium, extension sea shell collection, an explorer ship and local vegetation. A must see!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mossel Bay is a lovely place to visit and the museum is worth a visit if you are interested in seafaring history. It is relatively small compared to many museums, but houses some interesting artefacts.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've stayed in Mossel Bay for a big part of my life and only visited this complex when I was very young. As a native of Mossel Bay, I knew all about the importance of Diaz and the "ship" he came with. So during our last visit there, we decided to visit it once more, and great was my surprise... More 

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)44 691 1067
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Mossel Bay

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