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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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