In accordance with our museum’s approved covid19 lockdown operational plan the operation times at our museum are as follows: During the week the museum is opened to the public from 09:00 to 16:45. On Saturdays and public holidays it is opened from 09:00 to 16:00 and Sundays from 09:00 to 13:00. The museum is operated under strict level 1 lockdown rules and regulations. For example, visitors without masks are denied entry to the premises. Visitors’ temperature is tested and those who have 38°C or more are not allowed to enter the premises. The caravel is closed until further notice. The aquarium touch tank at the Shell Museum is operated like other tanks, visitors are not allowed to touch the animals. Only 100 visitors per building are allowed at a time.
THE FIELD GARDEN
The valley and beach adjacent to the museum complex is today known as Munro’s Bay. This area is a natural garden preserving the original vegetation of the Mossel Bay area. Milkwood and Wild Olive trees are the most common tree species to be seen. This peaceful environment offers magnificent views of the bay and the site where Dias landed over 500 years ago.