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Bartholomeu Dias Caravel

Bartholomeu Dias Museum - Munrohoek Cottages

Bartholomeu Museum - Whale Skeleton

Bartholomeu Dias Museum Mossel Bay

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.

Educational Programmes


Duration of program: 1 – 3 hours depending on the size of the group
Target Group: Grade 4/11
Learning Area: Natural & Social Science

One hour curriculum based presentation with activities on various marine environmental issues and topics. It is presented in the Marine and Cultural Environmental Center in the Granary.

Two hour guided tour of the Shell Museum and aquarium combined with rock pool ecology & snorkeling in a safe area. This program can only be done on spring low tides between 09h00 and 13h00

Programmes include DVDs videos and microscopic projections onto a big screen.

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