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North Shore Shell Museum

North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
+1 284-495-4714
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True Island Experience!!

An eclectic assortment of shells collected over the years from Tortola beaches. There's also a... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
Nona A
via mobile
no one there

Stopped by to visit. No one there, no signs of when it would be open. The restaurant upstairs... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2015
jmg_potomac
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potomac, md
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A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“egberts” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 June 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.

1  Thank Nona A
Reviewed 17 April 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.

Thank jmg_potomac
Reviewed 21 June 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....More

1  Thank Traci O
Reviewed 18 June 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...More

1  Thank Vyvienne C
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My son has done this dive twice with Dive BVI and Sail Caribbean and my husband has been once and they both enjoyed it very much. The dive boat personnel both times were exceptional and the interesting historical details enhanced the experience. Great place to...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Egbet is a wonderful person and a fantastic host. He owns and restores the museum with children from the island. He teaches them valuable skills which they can use to find employment later in life. When my girlfriend and I stopped by to check out...More

2  Thank Josh J
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stopped by one morning based on other tripadvisor reviews. We loved it, something totally unlike your polished tourist trap! It's an eclectic collection of all sorts of things either created from shells, or bits of flotsam from beachcombing, and just bric-a-brac (a large collection...More

4  Thank stayathomedad
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Weird is good. We walked from Sebastians. It was about a 20 minute walk & worth it despite the sunburn. It was nice to get out and walk. It's just a very bizarre thing to see. We called to make reservations for lunch but got...More

1  Thank stellakitty
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Stumbled across this museum on carrot bay while holidaying on Tortola. Like a tumble down house filled in every corner with shell related creations, old doors, mirrors and fishing paraphernalia, hand made mobiles, boats and more abstract collages, necklaces and interesting verses based on nature,...More

2  Thank cat76_12
Reviewed 1 December 2012

It was of season and we were the only people in this funky restaurant. The owner was incredibly kind and the food was great. Local fish and the largest lobster ever (3 lbs), roasted breadfruit from the tree outside, fresh coconut water right out of...More

2  Thank AndrewAnne A
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