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Bartholomeu Dias Caravel

Bartholomeu Dias Museum - Munrohoek Cottages

Bartholomeu Museum - Whale Skeleton

Bartholomeu Dias Museum Mossel Bay

The museum will re-open to the members of the general public on 1 October 2020. Opening hours will be between 09:00 to 14:00 on weekdays and will be closed on weekends and public holidays. Our staff members started preparing for visitors on 25 September 2020 after approval for the re-opening was granted by the National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. The museum will be operated under strict level 2 lockdown rules and regulations. For example, visitors without masks will be denied entry to the premises. Visitors’ temperature will be tested and those who have 38°C or more will not be allowed entry. The caravel will be closed until further notice. The aquarium touch tank at the Shell Museum will operate like other tanks, visitors will not be allowed to touch the animals. Only 50 visitors per building will be allowed at a time.

Educational Programmes

SAN / KHOE-KHOEN EDUCATION PROGRAMME : (CURRICULUM-BASED)

Duration of programme: 2 hours depending on the size of the group.
Target group: Grade 5 
Learning area: Social Sciences - History
Museum based or as an outreach programme 

     
In this programme the learners receive an hour long theoretical lesson with powerpoint presentation focusing on the San and Khoi people's food, religion,way of living and clothing etc. The highlight of the programme is the practical session where the learners get to make San/Khoi bracelets the same way they did long ago; using ostrich egg shell and sea shell. And the bonus is that they take their bracelets home to show mom and dad!

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