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North Shore Shell Museum

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Address: North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 284/495-4714
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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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Fun and Whacky

I love unique experiences and this is definitely one of them. If you are nearby or have some time to kill it is worth checking out. Get the idea of a formal, organized museum out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Every nook and cranny is filled with treasures found and handmade. It is an eclectic and whimsical stop as you tour around the island. Pop a donation in the box and enjoy.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love unique experiences and this is definitely one of them. If you are nearby or have some time to kill it is worth checking out. Get the idea of a formal, organized museum out of your head or you will be disappointed. It is more like a fun, whacky, bizarre roadside attraction. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed so I... More 

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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