Archaeology Education Programme

The Mossel Bay Archaeology Educational Project 

This mock archaeological dig site has been developed for the museum’s archaeology education programme aimed at Grade 6 and 7 learners.  It enables learners to see the scientific research progress. 

General information and how to book this museum programme:

  • Schools must contact the museum to book a date. 

  • Indicate your language of choice.

  • Schools then obtain permission from Education Department supplying date and time.  

  • Learners bring their lunches and writing utensils with.

  • Bookings are done on a first come, first served basis.

  • Contact persons at the Dias Museum are Connie, Nora and Brigitte, Tel no: 044 691 1067.

  • School learners in uniform do not pay entrance fees to the museum!

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with our museum’s approved COVID-19 Lockdown Operational Plan, the operation times at our museum will be adjusted as needed. The museum is operated under strict lockdown rules and regulations. 

  • Visitors without masks are denied entry to the premises. 
  • Visitors are required to sanitize before entry.
  • 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.
Entrance Fees - Complex

Entrance Fees

Complex Entry

Adults: R 20.00
Pensioners: R 10.00
Children under 18: R 5.00

Entrance Fees - Complex & Caravel

Entrance Fees

Complex & Caravel

Adults: R 40.00
Pensioners: R 20.00
Children under 18: R 10.00

Opening Hours
  • Monday To Friday 08:15 to 17:00
  • Saturday & Public Holidays09:00 to 16:00
  • Sunday09:00 to 16:00
  • Lockdown Level 4:Closed

Contact Info

+27 (0)44 691 1067

+27 (0)44 691 1915


1 Market Street

Mossel Bay, South Africa