World of Seashells
World of Seashells
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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World of seashells is the only seashell museum in Mauritius, and the largest one in Africa and the South Hemisphere. Its collection consists of 8,000 pieces which belongs to Mr. Le Court de Billot. The exposition consists of shells from all around the world and have been collected by the latter and his parents before him, without harming the environment and the different species of seashells. The Museum offers a lot of activities related to the story, origins, as well as the myths and legends surrounding shells. Enjoying the museum is for everyone! There is the mini laboratory for children, where they can participate in fun and educative activities, such as designing their own shells. World of seashells is the best place for anyone to learn about the treasures of the ocean.
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Nadine B
Yaounde, Cameroon56 contributions
Family
If you wish to plunge into varied oceans and travel back three centuries without wetting your toes visit this fabulous museum.
A fantastic display of shapes and colors in a sea-like decor.
Front-desk warm welcome was great too.
A small fee for an authentically rich experience: absolutely recommend.
Written July 26, 2022
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KATE
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
Family
This was a lovely short trip, walkable from our hotel in Bel Ombre. We were greeted by friendly, well informed staff (as everywhere in Mauritius) and the museum itself is beautifully and aesthetically set out. The information presented was everything we hoped for , extremely Informative but presented in an easy to absorb manner. The display of shells themselves were beautiful and the shop had gorgeous souvenirs. Would throughly recommend for a cloudy day!
Written August 24, 2022
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Janine
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
An excursion is worthwhile in any case. The variety of shells is outstanding and there is a great little souvenir store with lovely things. We were also surprised about the modern tools and the professionalism of the exhibition. The staff are very cordial and take a lot of time. Definitely visit!
Written December 2, 2021
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We are happy to have welcomed you at World of Seashells and glad to know that you were impressed :-)
Written February 17, 2022
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MikMangler
York, UK58 contributions
Couples
Really smart well presented and deserves many more visitors. The staff are knowledgable and very helpful. Shells may not be that obviously interesting but some of this collection of 8,000 are from the 1750’s and from all around the world. Sadly half of them no longer exist today so is a massive reminder of our need to protect what is left of the earth as we knew it. Easily walkable from Ourigger, Tamassa and Heritage hotels.
Written November 11, 2021
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We are glad to have welcomed you at World of Seashells and thank you for recommending our exceptional museum. Indeed we are preserving a (more than 60 year old) collection of 1500 species and 8000 shells from all over the world. We have indeed lost 60% of our seashells in around 30 years, you may read more on below article from BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59701735
Written February 17, 2022
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Freedom295071
27 contributions
stopped here for 30 mins, interesting and worth a visit. Shells from all over the world, all different shapes and sizes.
Written September 18, 2022
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AnfieldGirl
Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa4 contributions
What a pleasant surprise! A fascinating look into seashells and the history thereof! I would definitely recommend visiting!
Written August 24, 2022
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UAEDiningGuru
Dubai, United Arab Emirates83 contributions
Seeing all these shells together you really appreciate the power of nature. Such a difference in size, shape, colour, pattern. Who knew!! Very informative videos being shown. Highly recommended.
Written August 11, 2022
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Percy C
Mauritius7 contributions
very interesting, learned a lot and discover so much ... my 2 kids and wife was so deep into the visit that they were talking about it even at home.
Written June 20, 2022
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Varvara_Kazbanova
Mauritius11 contributions
if you are a sea lover you must visit this museum to know exactly what dander can be hidden in some beautiful shells!
Written May 29, 2022
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Hazel M
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Good way to spend an hour or two. Lovely collection of sea shells and interesting information. Worth a visit.
Written March 3, 2022
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