About Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum

Take a trip to Mossel Bay and visit the Bartholomeu Dias Maritime Museum. Not only will you be able to see a life-sized model of the very vessel (Dias Caravel) that brought traveller Bartholumeu to Mossel Bay all the way from Portugal but there is a wide variety of other interesting displays to see.

It is said that Dias was the first European traveller to come to Mossel Bay in South Africa in 1488.

Discover original maps, ancient artefacts and a wide range of other maritime displays giving you an insight into the history of the Dutch, English and Portuguese Navigators and Explorers.

Within the museum complex you will be able to visit the Old Granary exhibiting a range of flowers and plants found in Mossel Bay. On Site there is also the shell museum, the big post office tree, the fountain, Ethno botanical gardens, an old whale skeleton, Malay graves and much more.

Need to Know

Where1 Market Street, Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape

WhenMonday to Friday from 09h00 to 16h45.
Weekends and public holidays from 09h00 to 15h45.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)44 691-1067

OvernightThe closest town is Mossel Bay, in Garden Route

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