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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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Lovely world of shells and ornaments

This is a nice place to simply marvel at the world of shells . The shells are nicely presented and the cute things that have been made are very imaginative . Lovely for children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a nice place to simply marvel at the world of shells . The shells are nicely presented and the cute things that have been made are very imaginative . Lovely for children to see and something different which sums up J Bay

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We home school our kids and this was a wonderful oppotunity to take the kids along for an excursion.Enjoyed our visit .Relaxing after having a great lunch across the road at The Mexican .Nice Visit.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I was hoping for more history or information on the shells, but not to be found. Just one large room with many shells and their names.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We visited because it was there and we always just passed by. Go in have a look what an amazing collection of shells.

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Thank Cindy V
Mzuzu, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is one of theeeee best museums I have ever visited. Such a variety and so much to learn. Keep on doing the good work.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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 January 15, 2016

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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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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