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Bangkok Seashell Museum

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Address: Silom Road next to Soi Silom 23, Bangkok, Thailand
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Nice change of pace

Quaint but well decorated and quite pleasant. You will welcome the change from the hustle and bustle of the city and leave the museum with a better understanding of the marine... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

A quaint getaway. I wouldn't expect to find anything groundbreaking, it's all in the name. There are three floors to explore and learn about variety and complexity of seashells and animals that inhabit them. We found it quite peaceful and pleasant, and would definitely recommend if you have an hour to spare. There is a fantastic seashell covered wall on... More 

Thank akeyaranu
Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A nice connection of shells. That is what it is. So of you are really into shells and shell collecting this might be very interesting. For me, I was done in about 30 minutes but enjoyed the quiet place for only 150 bath.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Quaint but well decorated and quite pleasant. You will welcome the change from the hustle and bustle of the city and leave the museum with a better understanding of the marine world and recharged. The visit is rather short (about 1 hour) but worth it. I found the displays in much better shape than in some of the previous comments.

Thank fabienneM964
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Charge 150 baht to get in. Had some nice shells, but the place is pretty boring. Surprised they charge, but it is a museum after all. I would skip it.

Thank SteveDWS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This a nice place if you like nature and looking for amazing creatures from the sea. They have large collection of shell. Price is THB 150 per person, they will offer you to have free water. The inside you will see lots of shells, 3 stories will take approximately 2 hours if you read all and take some documentation.

Thank 88Michael_Scofield88
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

If you believe in learning through seeing then the Bangkok seashell museum is a good place to go along with kids. Though small and spread in three floors, the museum has interesting collections of various seashells and lot of information on sea creatures. Kids are also given few activities like painting etc.

Thank Amit_Attry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2015

We discovered the existence of the Seashell Museum while Googling the local area around our hotel at Surasak. The museum itself is about 10 minutes walk from Surasak BTS station so pretty easy to each. The museum is small - just 3 galleries - but air-conditioned too which makes viewing the exhibits and reading about the marine creatures that make... More 

Thank PKRV
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

Found this museum while walking towards Erawan shrine and was utterly surprise how good it was. Not only did I learn a lot about shellfish and seashells, I never realised seashells could be so varied and colourful too. Don't miss the Heart Cockles. A real hidden gem.

Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

It was a chance encounter that we took a wrong turn and saw this quaint 3-storey museum. It is a visual treat to see so many rare and giant shells. I see beauty in the various patterns on the shells. For those who can't climb, there is no lift. There's a small entrance fee payable at the gift shop which... More 

Thank TomCruiser
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

As others have said, if you are in the area and have the time this is a nice, low cost, activity. We combined it the same morning as the Bangkok Folk Museum as they are not far from each other, also not far from Go Bangkok Bike Tours so you can make a day of it (bike tour then to... More 

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Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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