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Bali Shell Museum

Jl Sunset Boulevard Road 819, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 752932
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Ranked #17 of 33 attractions in Kuta
Type: Specialty Museums
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I photograph living shells and collect shells and fossils. I have visited many museums and am a member of multiple museums in the States. This museum, while in a strip mall and unimpressive from the outside, is totally amazing on the inside. The top two floors contain a very impressive collection of fossils - some of which I have never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We visited on our recent holiday in Seminyak, after being intrigued by the reviews here on TA. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the shells and fossils, which were displayed excellently, and well worth the entrance fee of 75K Rp. We were informed that it would be closing soon, which is a pity, due to the lease expiring on the building.... More

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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Bali Shell Museum is located near Carrefour in Kuta. The ground floor is a shop which is free to browse; the actual museum is on the 2 floors above the shop level and it is a 75,000 IDR entry fee. We were escorted to the museum level, but the guy just waited around and didn't provide any information, but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We enjoyed the collections exhibited but were not happy that they did not bother to switch on the air conditioning for us as we were the only people in the museum. Is this how you treat people who just paid 75000/person? It was almost too stuffy to enjoy and we got out of the place as soon as we could!

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We loved the shells it is a pitty you cant bring shells into Australian I am amased at what these people can do with the things around them in the way of craft

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Was cruising back from my Jimbaran bay trip and as l was riding along I saw the Shell museum so I said why not I never have bee to something like this. I was pleasantly surprised the museum has so many different and beautiful displays I'm glad i had a look not sure if I go back but at least... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stumbled onto this museum because we stayed at a hotel near and had a free morning. Our kids, age 5 & 8, really enjoyed it. A guide walked through with us and answered our questions. Part of what was fascinating was that the creator of the museum is an architect - so the actual architecture of each room was... More

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Perth, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

First time i have seen this place and had to have a quick look. The shop is on the 1st floor and the next two up is the museum. We didnt bother going to the museum but had a good time looking around the shop. We found a couple of gifts for family and it is beautiful stuff and a... More

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Bali, Indonesia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We travel a lot but never see museum like this, like the name most of display at this museum is a shell. But the shell is coming from around the world and age. One thing if you entrance this museum, what you feel is like shell store, but after you get into the museum venue, you can feel the different... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I know the museum for quite sometime but never really made an effort to visit. This time we did and it was beyond our expectation. The place looks like a small store from the outside, so you tend not to take it seriously, until you see the collection. It has an amazing collection and it is actually a private collection... More

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