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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really so cool to see the boat where the men use to sleep on and sail across the world.The walk through was amazing.They had such a small place to sleep and eat,but they did it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by this museum complex. It is much more interesting than we had expected. We spent an hour and a half here. Post office tree was huge and very cool-looking old tree. The Shell Museum would be great for kids, as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a night at Santos express on the beach so the museum was a 3 minute walk. The museum is very interesting from the historical perspective-when visiting SA you want to learn about the history. And this museum is very informative. Allow around a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank specas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance is not much to look at. Before going into the museum, we walked the grounds. We loved all the bits of history scattered around the well tended area. The kids loved the post office. We left the museum for last. The highlight was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Crazyredpepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my cousin with me to Mossel Bay and she has never been to this Complex. She went on to boat and was thrilled to catch up on history. There are quite a few model ships and some interesting equipment on the upper levels....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

A lot of history involved. Not a lot to do. You can get into one of the big boats but that doesn't take a lot of time. Dont think it's worth paying R70 pp. Gardens were very dry and didn't look like there was someone...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AliGebers
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

The exhibition is very average and seemed quite boring to me. The only interesting bit is the boat that takes 5 min. If you don’t stay in Mossel Bay, don’t include this place in your list. If you’re in the city anyway, it’s a good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bubblystan
Reviewed April 3, 2019

We planned a visit to this museum as our friends had previously spent a year sailing the seas. It was a great experience to be able to go on board the life size model of the caravel sailed in by Bartholomew Diaz. The museum complex...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Prarieskies
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Very helpful staff members. Went the extra mile to tell stories of different historic items. Very neat museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Johnaver H
Reviewed March 23, 2019

We were stunned by the amazing craftsmanship of people from the previous centuries. The experience to stand on a replica of a ship that sailed the stormy seas is not to be forgotten. There are many more to tell but the history of the different...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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