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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Greatest museum

We had an awesome day out here. Education on sea life, shells, culture, post office, history and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Estellllle
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
via mobile
DIAZ AQUARIUM AND SHELL MUSEUM A MUST SEE

After my other disappointing aquarium experience I had to return to the Diaz Aquarium. The main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BrendaWilliams_12
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“post office” (55 reviews)
“replica ship” (18 reviews)
“worth a visit” (24 reviews)
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an awesome day out here. Education on sea life, shells, culture, post office, history and christianity all in one place. A must stop.

Thank Estellllle
Reviewed 1 week ago

After my other disappointing aquarium experience I had to return to the Diaz Aquarium. The main building entrance has information of SA history, mountain passes etc and specimens of South African indigenous plants. There is also an antique clock unit that was donated - before...More

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

A part of South African history that is well displayed. It is interesting and well laid out. Look at the copy of the boat travelled in so many years ago, Quite amazing

Thank CatherineGS
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a nice place to visit with a combination of native garden, shell museum, views to Santos beach and of course the replica of the ship that took Bartolomeu Dias to southern Africa. The entrance fee is only 40 R which includes access...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, but needs serious tlc, very rundown and deurmekaar! Could be so much better if only a little attention and care was put in

Thank hens85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The replica of the original caravel (sailing ship) sailed by Portuguese navigator Bartholomew Diaz was built in Portugal and sailed to South Africa in 1986 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary. After arriving in Mossel Bay the vessel was hauled up out of the sea and...More

1  Thank davlorbrad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent about two hours here and felt I saw everything. I went because I had four full days in Mossel Bay and there's not that much to see there, but it was a nice little tidbit about local history for 20 rand. The grounds...More

1  Thank Bakoyma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting experience however it may need a revamp. Also the staff all seem as if the day is too long with them lounging behind the desk. The tea room/restaurant was closed - disappointing. The exhibits all look as though they need a refresh.

1  Thank JLMKruger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband loved this little outing! We were in awe of the great amount of history. Do yourself a favour!!

Thank chellyrock93
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful setting for a function, accommodating and friendly staff, magnificent ship and history. A must see for anyone passing through Mossel Bay.

Thank bevl238
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