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

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Address: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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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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Small but fascinating

Popped in here thinking it would be a quick visit and ended up spending ages. It's very small - only 1 large room, and no cafe or shop - but each display is very detailed, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely shell museum of local and international shells. If you need to buy any though you have to go the nearby shell shop which was great and not too expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here thinking it would be a quick visit and ended up spending ages. It's very small - only 1 large room, and no cafe or shop - but each display is very detailed, with lots of things to look at and information cards giving little descriptions/stories about each group of shells. I would say it appeals perhaps slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I thought I would just quickly run through there and ended up spending almost an hour in there. It was so fascinating. I also thought that it was only shells from Jeffreys Bay, but quickly found out the shells come from all over the world. The writing that goes with each shells tells you exactly where in the world it... More 

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1 Thank Tharina W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the place to visit in J Bay. There are so many different shells on display and the colors and shapes. It was amazing. DON'T miss out on this. The variety of shells in the seas can not be describe what feeling when you have to see this.

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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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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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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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