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Address: North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 284/495-4714
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A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well...

A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.

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This isn't what is generally perceived as a museum but rather as a collection of shells and sayings. It was started about 25 years ago by a local man, who is keen to show you his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
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Lancashire England
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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Visit with Egbert is worth the stop. Lots of shell art, inspirational sayings. It's like a shell version of Watts Towers.

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Lancashire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This isn't what is generally perceived as a museum but rather as a collection of shells and sayings. It was started about 25 years ago by a local man, who is keen to show you his 'museum'. He has collected sayings from older people and painted them on boards, some are amusing and others not very understandable. He has also... More 

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London
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place is off the wall, quirky and fun for all ages except those who are too young to understand the concept of, "look but don't touch". It has clearly evolved over many years and I was lucky enough on one particular trip to meet the charming owner. It's a one of a kind and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Okay this is not a museum, more like a curiosity place you have to be humbled as this guy who looks after it is trying to provide an attraction, it seems that local school children go there to make things, (jewellery) and he sells them to raise money for a new motor for the school boat, it is like a... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Every nook and cranny is filled with treasures found and handmade. It is an eclectic and whimsical stop as you tour around the island. Pop a donation in the box and enjoy.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love unique experiences and this is definitely one of them. If you are nearby or have some time to kill it is worth checking out. Get the idea of a formal, organized museum out of your head or you will be disappointed. It is more like a fun, whacky, bizarre roadside attraction. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed so I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

An eclectic assortment of shells collected over the years from Tortola beaches. There's also a variety of island signs, wind chimes & miscellaneous items. Shells are for sale & if no one there, there is a donation box.

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potomac, md
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped by to visit. No one there, no signs of when it would be open. The restaurant upstairs looked interesting.. every time we drove by, no one was there.

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Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The decor is very funky--mobiles and windchimes made of shells and recycled materials as well as painted boards with sayings by old timers that the self-taught artist Egberth compiles and scribes. Playing the washtub bass in an impromptu band with other customers was very fun. There are loads of instruments to be passed around. Egberth, the proprietor, is very friendly... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well, pop in to this little place in Carrot Bay, and see all the shells, wish we had those on our British beaches. You can hear the sea in them, of course. Lots of shells, shell craft, traditional wooden boats and other example of local craft. No mermaids though. :(

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