Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay

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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 always visit this museum when we are in the area, the kids love it. Very informative and a pity more peopledoes not visit. It is evident that there is a lack of funding which is a pity, so...  more »
  • A museum thats very well maintained. Very interesting exhibits. The chance to walk onto the ship and to get a glimpse of what the early seafarers lives entailed is really amazing  more »
  • 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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