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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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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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152 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Paradise Beach SA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a really well laid out little museum of beautiful shells found locally and also from overseas. It is free of charge and takes a good 30 minutes to walk thru.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

The JBay shell museum may be small but it has the most impressive collection of shells. The majority of the shells are local, although they also have shells from all over the world. Once you leave the museum I would recommend walking around to the sea side of the building and buying some of the shell figures and objects containing... More 

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