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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and tidy, though with a bit more funding it has the potential to be a lovely tourist attraction as this hosts some of the oldest recorded history of South Africa. Very interesting information of the local plants could be made available in book/pamflet form...More

Thank ystervark838
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interesting thing with this museum is that it houses a... real, full scale replica of a16th Century Caravel! You can get on it and.. inside it! Also, you can learn a little bit more about the history of the area and the first Europeans...More

Thank Thanos F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was a great day trip. Beautiful location. There are multiple things to see, from a variety of flora to a shell museum and a replica of the ship Dias was on. Worth the trip

Thank seansquid8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in SA and Mossel Bay's history - come here. It is also a good place to bring the kids to understand something about our "roots"

Thank Go788393
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So really this is simply a school project with the student struggling. Very amateur displays with poorly drawn and painted pictures for dispays. Aquarium with hardly any fish. The only feature of any interest is the boat and that cost an extra R40 per person....More

Thank JackL3437
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came as a family and everyone agrees we had loads of fun. We especially enjoyed the shell museum and the boat .

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is cantered around a replica of the Portuguese ship that first sailed round the cape in the late 1400s when their navigators were discovering the world - Columbus went the other way and found the Americas. This boat actually made the same trip...More

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not very impressive. You walk in to a table full of plants/flowers that are all half dead when they are actually supposed to be a fresh plant display. The exhibits are all needing maintenance done to them, and a severe update to the overall appearance....More

Thank Deon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great educational attraction for the family. You can visit the seashell museum as well as see the Diaz museum. You can learn about early voyages to find the route to India.

Thank FarAway487625
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I have to say the history I was taught in school in the 80's and the way it was taught was so different to what I learned going through the Museum. So I have to say Eye Opening for sure but I am very happy...More

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