Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay

3.9
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex serves as a multi-disciplinary institution dedicated to conserving and promoting the nation's natural and cultural heritage. Named after a famous Portuguese nobleman and explorer, the compound contains a botanical garden, an exhibit about maritime history, and the largest museum of shells in Africa. The site's highlight is a life-size replica of the caravel (small sailing ship) used by Bratolomeu Dias. Plan my trip to Mossel Bay with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. So detailed and informative, a must for all first time Mossel Bay visitors.  more »
  • Finally decided to visit the Dias Museum. Entry was R20 per adult and R10 for pensioners which we thought was reasonably priced. We started off at the Shell Museum which was a lot to take in. I had so...  more »
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  • Excellent, very informative. Just wished the council took better care of this museum, at least clean the toilets and dust the place. We have foreigners visiting so be proud of our heritage.
  • Very very insightful. Great experience. Where is the big cross?
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