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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)44 691 1067
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History in 3d

Very well kept displays and a scale model of the ship Dias used. very enjoyable for small to teenage kids with interesting facts and artifacts that make this a great stop on your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Loumakou
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very well kept displays and a scale model of the ship Dias used. very enjoyable for small to teenage kids with interesting facts and artifacts that make this a great stop on your visit

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Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Entrance fee 20 Rand. Amateuristic lay out of the museum and what they had to show. Needs maintenance. Would not make a detour for it. Interesting info about sea shells and its use.

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Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

very good layout and design. wonderful replica of Portugese ship which was 1st to arrive in Mossel Bay.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I really enjoyed to be able to see a replica of a real historical ship and be able to climb on board as well. The museum is in good condition.

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Oslo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The ship Bartolomeu Dias that is a replica that sailed from Portugal to Mossle Bay at the 500th anniversary for Dias' voyage. Very good exhibit.

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Alberton, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The younger generation of South Africans seem to be sadly uninformed about how the Europeans first got to South Africa and museums like this helps to bring history to life a bit. The displays are well marked with good information if you take the time to read it. The layout is very clever and leads naturally through the display in... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Very fascinating, good to know SA History exciting to see the replica ship. Whole family enjoyed the tour

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Midrand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Definitely worthwhile. Appreciated the attention to detail. Some reviews refer to outdated decor etc but not my experience. The museum is a real presentation of what I can imagine about the historical events. It's a proud heritage site.

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Johannesburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The replica ship was lots of fun and fascinating. Just enough information, good layout, good condition. Very reasonably priced. The post office tree just needs better signage but overall a wonderful way to spend a few hours out of the heat. Definitely worth a visit!

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Klundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We came for famous Postal tree... Maybe because it was raining our mood was not that good, but It was only a tree With a name plate! In a very outdated museum! Don't put It on your list!

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