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Address: North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 284/495-4714
Description: A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well...
A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.
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She Shows Sea Shells from the Sea Shore!

Well, pop in to this little place in Carrot Bay, and see all the shells, wish we had those on our British beaches. You can hear the sea in them, of course. Lots of shells, shell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

An eclectic assortment of shells collected over the years from Tortola beaches. There's also a variety of island signs, wind chimes & miscellaneous items. Shells are for sale & if no one there, there is a donation box.

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potomac, md
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped by to visit. No one there, no signs of when it would be open. The restaurant upstairs looked interesting.. every time we drove by, no one was there.

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Tortola
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The decor is very funky--mobiles and windchimes made of shells and recycled materials as well as painted boards with sayings by old timers that the self-taught artist Egberth compiles and scribes. Playing the washtub bass in an impromptu band with other customers was very fun. There are loads of instruments to be passed around. Egberth, the proprietor, is very friendly... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well, pop in to this little place in Carrot Bay, and see all the shells, wish we had those on our British beaches. You can hear the sea in them, of course. Lots of shells, shell craft, traditional wooden boats and other example of local craft. No mermaids though. :(

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My son has done this dive twice with Dive BVI and Sail Caribbean and my husband has been once and they both enjoyed it very much. The dive boat personnel both times were exceptional and the interesting historical details enhanced the experience. Great place to take underwater photos and videos. A chunk of history in addition to the pretty fish... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Egbet is a wonderful person and a fantastic host. He owns and restores the museum with children from the island. He teaches them valuable skills which they can use to find employment later in life. When my girlfriend and I stopped by to check out the museum we were the only ones there. Egbert immediately dropped everything and began to... More 

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Solihull
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stopped by one morning based on other tripadvisor reviews. We loved it, something totally unlike your polished tourist trap! It's an eclectic collection of all sorts of things either created from shells, or bits of flotsam from beachcombing, and just bric-a-brac (a large collection of teacups, for example!). Donations are welcome (or purchases of basic windchimes etc made by... More 

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down by the river
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Weird is good. We walked from Sebastians. It was about a 20 minute walk & worth it despite the sunburn. It was nice to get out and walk. It's just a very bizarre thing to see. We called to make reservations for lunch but got an answering machine. We left a message saying we hoped he was cooking & we'd... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stumbled across this museum on carrot bay while holidaying on Tortola. Like a tumble down house filled in every corner with shell related creations, old doors, mirrors and fishing paraphernalia, hand made mobiles, boats and more abstract collages, necklaces and interesting verses based on nature, life, love and religion. There is a restaurant upstairs which is surprisingly lovely looking with... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It was of season and we were the only people in this funky restaurant. The owner was incredibly kind and the food was great. Local fish and the largest lobster ever (3 lbs), roasted breadfruit from the tree outside, fresh coconut water right out of the husk (!) with a straw. A great local experience. Unexpected find.

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Address: Address: North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 284/495-4714
Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Tortola  >  Road Town

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