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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  • Fascinating little museum. Great for kids and adults. Gives a good overview not only of the history of Mossel Bay, but a larger view of naval exploration. Very cheap but be sure to buy a ticket for...  more »
  • Well worth a visit for those interested in history of the area. The exhibts are fully explained and professional Allow 2hours to see all  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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