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Address: Jl Sunset Boulevard Road 819, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 752932
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Shells and fossils

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2013
Turkeyjay
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Perth, Australia
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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250 reviews 250 reviews
99 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Having seen the museum on past visits I decided to go there and see if it had closed or not. It either moved or it is closed because the place where it had been is vacant and all signage is removed. That is to bad because it sounded like a nice place to visit. If anyone has any further information... More 

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

it is one of the good place to see shell in one place. you can see all type of shells here and one place. nice to child education .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I took a cab ride and the taxi driver eventually found it. The reason why it was so hard to find as we went past it 3 times was because it has closed down. I saw other fellow tourists turning up also to the empty museum with no evidence whatsoever it even actually existed as all the signs were down.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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
54 helpful votes 54 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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