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Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum (Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum)

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Address: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Description: The Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum boasts with the biggest collection of shells...
The Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum boasts with the biggest collection of shells in the entire country. The Museum is open at specific times each day of the week.
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Shell museum

A nice little museum with so many shells. We did not realize that there are so many different types of shells. Very amazing colours, shapes and sizes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A nice little museum with so many shells. We did not realize that there are so many different types of shells. Very amazing colours, shapes and sizes.

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Hermanus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Jeffreys Bay has always been associated with its beautiful & rich variety of shells. The shell museum has an awesome display of more than 600 shells from species all of the world makes it one of the largest shell collections in South Africa and attracts shell fanatics from all over the globe.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice to visit and see all the sea shells and creations built from it. Safe parking, right next to the main beach in Jeffreys, so pop-in and enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nicely laid out. Not very big so only need a few minutes for you visit. interesting and a lot of effort put in to it.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a lovely place to spend an hour or so. Jacki who runs the information centre in Jeffrey's Bay took us around on a personal tour. She is indeed a credit to Jeffrey's Bay despite the fact that she basically has to work alone

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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163 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When I first visited Jeffrey's Bay some 25 years ago, I saw some beautiful shells on the beach; there were lots of those grey/green sea urchins and many pansy shells. Nowadays, the only place you are still likely to see these shells is the shell museum. The displays have obviously been assembled with great care, but the identification tags of... More 

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Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

A unique and comprehensive collection of interesting sea shells from around the world and specifically from and unique to Jeffreys Bay . A unique tiny little shell found on the shores of the beaches of Jeffreys Bay is found no where else in the World ! - revealing a unique Reef Biome .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

When you have spare time or when the weather is bad for going to the beach, pay this museum a visit to see the amazing collection of shells. Nothing to "break your neck" about, but an interesting way of spending some time.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very few shells, almost no service. Walk around, look at the few shells in glass cases and take questions home ...

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

It was some years ago but the variety of shells was amazing and well displayed. The place was TOTALLY SAFE .

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Address: Address: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Jeffreys Bay

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