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Bartholomeu Dias Caravel

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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

LOCAL HISTORY EDUCATION PROGRAMME : (CURRICULUM-BASED)

Duration of programme: 2 hours depending on the size of the group.
Target group: Grade 4
Learning area: Social Sciences - History

     
In this programme learners are met by Bartolomeu Dias himself!They are then escorted to the Educational Centre for an hour theoretical lesson with DVD and powerpoint presentation.The last hour is spent by boarding the famous replica-caravel with master mariner Dias. To add even more fun to the lesson a treasure hunt ends the programme. Prizes to the winning group.

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