Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay

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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1 Market St, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa

Phone: +27-446911067

Ticket Price: 20 ZAR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Details

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Inaugurated in the year 1989, the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is home to mountain tortoises, ducks, museum cats, and a shop that sells postcards, stamps, books, souvenirs, and small gifts.

The Dias Museum Complex features:

  • The Post Office Tree
  • A Maritime Museum
  • A Shell Museum
  • The Granary
  • Dias Spring
  • An Ethno-botanic Garden, Braille Trail, and Field Gardens
  • The Munro's Hoek Cottages

The museum is pretty interesting with impressive exhibits and hence is a recommended visit when in Mossel Bay.

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex Ticket Prices

Entrance fee to the complex:

  • Adults: Rand 20
  • Children under age of 18: Rand 5
  • Pensioners: Rand 10

Entrance fee to complex ad to go on the replica of Dias's ship:

  • Adults : Rand 40
  • Children under age of 18: Rand 10
  • Pensioners: Rand 20

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on Good Friday.

How To reach Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex by Public Transport

  • Hire a car or rent a taxi.

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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Mossel Bay Reviews - Write a Review

  • When you are in Mossel bay, don't miss the Bartholomew Dias museum. It is located in a big park down towards the harbour. There are a few parts to the museum, at the entrance there is an exhibition on the local community and after that you enter a big botanical garden and park with seafaring memorabilia as well as the post office tree where the message of Dias death was left. There is also a small aquarium and of course the Dias museum with the centrepiece being a replica of his ship. There is plenty of things to see and read, but even if you just have a stroll through it will take you 40 minutes and you will see and learn something new. The cost is a mer 20 rand.

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  • A must visit site if you enjoy history and want to learn more about Mossel Bays past and the journey of Bartholomew Dias to the Cape. Artifacts and the real life size replica ship within the museum are just amazing. Definitely enjoyable for the kids and a walk around the grounds of the museum provides some amazing views of the harbour and the ocean. Worth a visit and not costly at all.

  • Well worth the trip. Make at least a couple of hours available if you are interested in this kind of history. Portugese seafarers around Africa.

  • It was informative but lacked “ professionalism “ Which was a pity as it was Very Interesting . Staff could be more involved / enthusiastic and at least. Straighten the paintings / writings framed in the wall .

  • Very interesting. And pricing was good. Better than most museums, where you can pay a lot of money for nothing. Liked that a person was able to go onto the boat and explore it. People were friendly. Really enjoyed it

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