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.
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
- Closed on Good Friday.
- Hire a car or rent a taxi.
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95% of people who visit Mossel Bay include Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
65.26% of people start their Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
85.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
This museum is very informative concerning the early trade routes. It gives you insight of early technology and the way seafarers lived. Also available is a small aquarium and a few areas used back in the day, like the postal tree. A nice feature is that you can board a replica of the boat/ship that was used back in the day.
Never knew this place existed. So informative and well laid out. A bit of a hike at times, but well worth it! Loved the Maritime Museum as well!
Looks like nothing from outside but once you get in the place is huge. Building upon building holding a wealth of information. A highly recommend a visit but make sure you have a few hours.
Interesting museum. Mossel bay has taken a part of our history and created a special exhibition.
Very nice. Interesting But needs guidance