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Fantastic displays of shells and cultural objects!

We recently visited this museum. There are thousands of shells on display organized by family... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Nice to see

Structure is not the first in class but inside you can find a lot of shells (a lot and amazing) and... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

We recently visited this museum. There are thousands of shells on display organized by family. There are short descriptions of the families in Italian, English and German. The specimens have label telling you where each of them was collected. The diversity of this group is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Structure is not the first in class but inside you can find a lot of shells (a lot and amazing) and objects made of those (someone made in 1800!). Not really valuable african masks (from my prospective). Nice place to spend a couple of hours

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ubichinone
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a big but quaint museum and very charming. Thousands of shells from all over the world but also a collection of amazing fossils and artifacts made with shells & mother of pearl. The gift shop is a shell lovers paradise. Almost everything is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank eljad2015
Reviewed June 7, 2017

An enormous collection of shells and fossils from all across the globe, many going back millions of years. Wonderous shapes and colors. Tribal masks and more traditional western objects show how different cultures use shells for adornment, art, musicall instruments, religion and utilitarian purposes. A...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Carole K
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Amazing collection, we learned a lot. Welcoming and available hosts, really passionate people who for sure know what they are talking about and are happy to share it. A unique and beautiful experience that we highly recommend and that we would repeat with no doubt.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank leacalyptus
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Incredible large amazing collection of seashells of all sizes, colors and types, not small... we got enough after viewing one full floor (there are two) but we pulled ourselves some effort to see the rest of the collection... at the end, the classic museum shop...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Tualie
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the collection they have there is fantastic - but after a few hours you've seen thousands upon thousands of shells, your head is spinning, your vision blurs and you start to be rather insensitive to all that beauty. I recommend starting...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We always enjoy introducing new visitors, especially children, to this outwardly unassuming museum which contains an amazing collection of shells of all colours and sizes from around the world. Adults and children alike are always entranced. The collection includes fossils, sharks, dinosaur skeltons as well...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Eccellent find...both for kids (7 & 5 years) and adults. Amazing collection of shells and not only. A great way to spend a few hours as a family, with a well stocked shell shop if you want to take a favorite home. Definitely worth a...More

Thank EBelloeBuono
Reviewed June 23, 2014

I decided to visit this museum out of curiosity, not really expecting too much...what a fantastic surprise! The collection is really fascinating, the fossils, the shells, the artwork in mother of pearl. I spent at least two hours inside but it could have been double...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Linda L
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