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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  • The museum is pretty informative with lots of information of the early Portuguese days. The recreated boat is an eye opener. The upstairs is full of cureos but is a bit disjointed. Grounds are great a...  more »
  • The "complex" of Bartolomeo Días is in completely decadence old, not being renovated or modernised since the 70. The objects are place in an amalgam without any criteria mixing important objets with o...  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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