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

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Mrs Sanisha Kanniah

Shew! I've never seen so many shells in one place and the enormous variety! Very pretty and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Sanisha K
via mobile
An absolute delight!

A real little gem in a beautiful little town. It was quiet the day we decided to have a leg stretch... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Paula B
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Kloof, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed May 3, 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.

Thank Sanisha K
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Reviewed April 9, 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
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Reviewed December 29, 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
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Reviewed December 26, 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
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Reviewed October 22, 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 Henriette W
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Reviewed July 8, 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
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Reviewed June 7, 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

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Reviewed May 29, 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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Reviewed March 14, 2017

What a bummer! Went there at 16:00 as according to their website, the museum is opened until 17:00. Not so - the opening hours are from 10:00 to 15:00. Am leaving tomorrow morning so no museum for me. Am really disappointed.

Thank Renata H
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

I came straight off the beach with my haul of shells keen to identify them....and then got distracted by lunch (Kitchen windows - excellent!) and left them in the car. No matter, the shell museum has every type of shell which can be found in...More

Thank EJYork
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