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

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Great little museum

We had time to kill and decided to visit the museum. I didn't expect much and was greatly... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Henriette W
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
via mobile
One shell of a good time!!!!!!

I thought J Bay was a simple surf town until I walked past this hidden gem. Inside were shelves... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Allison H
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 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 Henriette W
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

1  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
Reviewed 14 March 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
Reviewed 28 February 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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Surprised by all the shells and interesting to see where you could find them. Guests are talking about all the shells in Jeffreys Bay and that they could go there to find the names.

Thank audre2015
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Thought it would be a bit of fun but was actually a really interesting visit. Incredibly helpful staff willing to show you around or you can walk around yourself and look at the most amazing collection of shells from all around the World and lots...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A nice and interesting way to pass some time. The display of shells are good and really nice to read and see all the shells we just take for granted on the beach.

Thank Squash_10
Reviewed 22 December 2016

It's FULL of history. Beautiful selection of shells. One can visit the museum often times and every time you'll see something that you missed on your previous visit. Very educational for the youngsters. Very pleased and friendly staff.

Thank magdahinrichsen
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