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Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum (Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum)

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Teenytiny but interesting

Must be one of the smallest museums I've been too, but don't underestimate it because of its size... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Beautiful little muesum

If you love sea shells, you should visit this one. An hour or so should be fine. We were late to... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Jayan T
Bengaluru, India
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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.
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place is great. I learnt things i didbt know about shells. I saw different shapes,sizes and colours of shells. The tour guide was very passionate and knowledgeable too

1  Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 11 August 2018

So glad I went there. Really the most beautiful display of shells you will ever see. Best R10 spent in Jbay.

1  Thank Colesta R
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Shew! I've never seen so many shells in one place and the enormous variety! Very pretty and interesting as there are facts/lil write up's on many of them. Quaint museum, and something unique to JBay.

1  Thank SanishaK1
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A real little gem in a beautiful little town. It was quiet the day we decided to have a leg stretch from our long road trip south but what a worthwhile stop it was. The shell museum is easily accessible from the main beach promenande....More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Must be one of the smallest museums I've been too, but don't underestimate it because of its size. The space is packed with a variety of shells and stuff made from shells, but it is all fascinating to look at, even if it doesn't take...More

Thank arcee147
Reviewed 27 December 2017

If you love sea shells, you should visit this one. An hour or so should be fine. We were late to reach the museum by a few minutes and it was already closed. But the lady at the till opened it for us and gave...More

Thank Jayan T
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We had time to kill and decided to visit the museum. I didn't expect much and was greatly surprised. Big variety of shells and most displayed an a mirror so one can see the back as well. Enjoyable visit, especially if one is curious about...More

Thank Henriettewhite
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I thought J Bay was a simple surf town until I walked past this hidden gem. Inside were shelves upon shelves of shells and lots of fun activities for me and my friends. I now feel passionate about shells! Thank you, shell museum, for rocking...More

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Jeffreys Bay houses a word class shell collection at the Shell Museum... May I brag a bit.... I was the Mayor of Jeffreys Bay and was responsible for the building of the current Shell Museum in an effort to preserve the fantastic seashell heritage of...More

2  Thank peterC3822UH
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We spent well over an hour in this fascinating museum. The shells were beautifully arranged, with their Latin names and areas of where they come from. An amazing number were found in Jeffreys Bay, which was known all over South Africa for the variety of...More

Thank Lea D
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