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“Wow, a ship inside!”

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Mossel Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wow, a ship inside!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I didn't know about the boat until I went downstairs and boy was it fun to tour. There is a separate fee to board the ship but it's not much and worth it to explore the deck and interior. I tried to imagine what it would have been like to be at sea for months on end with a variety of crew mates. Was there synergy on board or did nerves wear thin? What was it like to leave a harbor not knowing what the future had in store? The museum sheds some light on the experience. There was also an exhibit about previous segregation in the United States and it's easy to see what a small world we live in and how histories intertwine.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Trip in history”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Triple story with many display, interactive. Value for money. Well kept will rolling lawns for picnic.

Visited July 2012
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South Africa
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the few better things to do in Mossel Bay”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Found it good but the timings are odd. Close to the beach and easily accessible. The museum offers a trip back in history. Must-visit.

Visited April 2012
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cape town
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“museum complex”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

its was very informative and hours of learnig was had here

Visited April 2012
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

I found the shell museum very interesting. The replica of the caravel is a must. The grounds are attractive and well kept.

Visited April 2012
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