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

Address: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Jeffreys Bay
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum boasts with the biggest collection of shells in the entire country...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
54 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
14 attraction reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 attraction reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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