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“really sweet outsider art”

North Shore Shell Museum
Ranked #12 of 39 things to do in Road Town
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Owner description: A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.
Reviewed April 1, 2011

This place is a treasure! If you understand outsider art, you must go here. The signs are painted with coconut fronds. They are fabulous. The shells have been collected over many years by a man who loves collecting. He has created a restaurant on the upper level that looks as neat and clean as anything we saw on the island. Please patronize this place. It is way more interesting than Bomba Shack. In addition, he creates swim boats that teach kids to swim by following the tiny boats in the water. He deserves to be honored for his effort.

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Reviewed February 25, 2007

Note it is in Carrot Bay, not Road Town. Yes this place looks a bit different. The description of the piles of shells and comment signs is accurate. However, it's just quirky, not frightening!

Try and eat here if you can, the owner is a lovely man who cooks a great local lunch and is happy to chat about the way the BVI used to be. He also puts lots of time and effort into teaching local children about their heritage.

This is the only place we found that sells good home cooking (and at a very reasonable price).

Please try it and don't be put off by the review of someone who only looked at it from the outside and lept to some incorrect conclusions.

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Reviewed February 28, 2006

This is place is a dump. When I hear museum, I expect to see an exibition listing scientific information. My wife and I got here in the middle of the afternoon. The place was deserted. There were piles of shells of what seemed like the leftovers from the kitchen of various restaurants. They were located in the lower story of a house that has a restaurant on the second floor. There was no caretaker or anyone in the area. There were no signs saying, closed, etc. The way there was writing on the walls made this look like something out of a horror movie. We did not feel safe while we waited for a taxi to come rescue us. I deffinitely could not believe that this is listed as an attraction. We visited in June 2003

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Reviewed March 1, 2016
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