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Bangkok Seashell Museum

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Address: Silom Road next to Soi Silom 23, Bangkok, Thailand
10:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30

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much better than it looks at the outside

there is a nice collection of shells - good explanation in Thai and English, interesting movie, if you are in the neighborhood it is really worth to go and visit this place !

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is a nice collection of shells - good explanation in Thai and English, interesting movie, if you are in the neighborhood it is really worth to go and visit this place !

Thank mieBangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Rather centrally located, but from the outside looking very small and almost disappointing. The seashell collection itself is still not too big, but amazes with variety and beauty of the items. I did not regret going there and it is a pity that seashells are so fragile and not easy to be transported back home.

Thank Mark P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small but nicely detailed museum. Excellent signage in English as well as Thai. Includes a movie the attendant can start for you. The attendant the day we went spoke fluent English. If you love picking up shells at the shore or marveling at the intricacies and patterns of a broken shell, this museum is for you. A friend wanted to... More 

Thank MooncakeVixen
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My son (11) wanted to visit this museum after seeing it reviewed on TV. My wife and daughter decided to go shopping instead. Did they make a wise decision? Well it is up to what floats your boat I guess. The museum was on 3 floors. And very nicely laid out, with a modern design and crammed full of shells... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small but very interesting place to visit. You will find several variety of Sea Shells. Very fascinated.

Thank AS83GS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This shell museum has a remarkable collection of exquisite shells on display. The shells are neatly arranged in family groups with plenty of illustrations and diagrams. there are more than 3000 shells from 600 species ranging from the minute to the massive giant clam weighing more than 300 kilograms. The on-site gift shop sells shell jewellery, art works and other... More 

Thank nellielim
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint little museum over 3 small floors only 150bht for adults and 50bht for children. Great display and interesting facts also in English. Excellent couple of videos to keep the kids interested out of the mid day heat. If you are in the area it's worth popping in, my normally uninterested 9 year old thought it was great! It's next... More 

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Litomerice, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

You will see hundreds of shells from around the world behind a glass, and videos about marine life. If you are not a shell expert or enthusiast 20 minutes is enough.

Thank Jiri H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A quaint getaway. I wouldn't expect to find anything groundbreaking, it's all in the name. There are three floors to explore and learn about variety and complexity of seashells and animals that inhabit them. We found it quite peaceful and pleasant, and would definitely recommend if you have an hour to spare. There is a fantastic seashell covered wall on... More 

Thank akeyaranu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

A nice connection of shells. That is what it is. So of you are really into shells and shell collecting this might be very interesting. For me, I was done in about 30 minutes but enjoyed the quiet place for only 150 bath.

Thank Roderick S

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Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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