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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took up on a previously missed opportunity to visit this Museum and were quite delighted by the experience. Secluded in a little back-street in Mossel Bay this complex was surprisingly very well kept with friendly, helpful staff. It has enjoyable, informative exhibitions of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A full scale replica of Diaz's original ship is on display. Interesting that he made such a long journey in such a small boat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 698dinesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informative range of displays including the full scale replica of the ship that sailed to round the Cape. The famous Post OfficeTree and the history was great to see. Full scale display of strage sea creatures would keep kids engaged.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ramm74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The star attraction in this museum is the full size replica of the ship that Dias sailed from Lisbon to the Cape. You can climb all over it and get a sense of how cramped this must have been for 33 men over the 6...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank quantockm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is a piece of history with a lot of very interesting displays. Great to be able to climb aboard the wooden ship and to explore the various other buildings that form part of the complex.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 659vanessao
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Having visited the famous post office tree many years ago we decided to revisit it on our visit to Mossel Bay. We were surprised to see that it had now been included in the museum complex but we paid pensioner prices which were extremely reasonable....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garth007
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Museum's a bit boring. Not much to see or do there. The main attraction was the life-size replica of the Dias Caravel, which one may enter and explore at an additional fee and the Shell Museum was also interesting to visit on the premises.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArtemisC89
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Nothing clearly has happened to this museum for a long time. Maybe marking European arrival in Africa is not a priority. The replica caravelle and the Post Office Tree are interesting but the rest of the presentation is tired. No quality written guide and staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank charlesmG5238FS
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

What a surprise. At first I was sceptic, and yes material is old and some part neglected, but the insight and value of the story is well detailed, preserved and authentic. The preservation of the Caravela in a modern fit building was impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank landseerc
Reviewed January 2, 2019

As a consulting arborist, I can tell you, do not miss the post office tree in the B. Diaz complex. As simple as it sounds, the tree connected people to each other over 500 years ago as an already-significant place to leave notes and letters....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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