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Incredible time warp

This is a natural gem of a museum. The displays are abundant with spectacularly large and colourful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Culinarykids
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Sydney, Australia
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A charming quaint icon

This tiny shop/museum offers a quaint but spectacular variety of shells to see and buy. We... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
philipbF7542BH
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Sydney, Australia
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5 days ago
“Incredible time warp”
24 Nov 2018
“A charming quaint icon”
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92 Sandy Point Rd, Corlette, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1428
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a natural gem of a museum. The displays are abundant with spectacularly large and colourful shells. Other marine animal displays round out the collection. There are also a wide variety of shells and shell products (wind chimes and placemats) for sale at reasonable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

This tiny shop/museum offers a quaint but spectacular variety of shells to see and buy. We rediscovered this litte gem when searching for a childhood memory and were thrilled to find that it is still around, pretty much unchanged over all those years. Run by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Took my children here when they were 7 and 3 they loved it. Ten years later (17 and 13) it was near the top of their list of things to do. A cheap family outing 50c for adults and free for children. The extensive collection...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna F
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This place is a haven of treasures but sadly it will slip away when the current owner becomes too old to care for them. It needs someone to take the treasures and present them in a modern way that makes you want to purchase them...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Take your children here and let them choose a little souvenir to buy. It has been a yearly tradition in our family for over 20 years... now the grandchildren love to visit!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Good little visit for the kids. Lots of shells in a small area . Quite interesting. Gold coin entry.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank terryd543
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The owner has been there are 40years. He is a very lovely man with heaps of knowledge. Great shells for sale. Great to take the kids and show them a great collection of shells.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This 50 year old shell museum is itself a relic of the past and well worth a visit. The adorable owners - for 45 years - are also on display and well worth a chat about yesterday. They still don't use computers. The extensive shell...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MbRp
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were looking forward to seeing this museum, but each time we visited, it was closed. The website says this its open 9-5, but we tried 3x over 2 days between those times. Its a private home, so I'm sure they need to go out...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Shell Museum is in a house in Corlette, 4 kilometers from Port Stephens, so a quick drive. There are beaches there too. It is only a small place but it sure has lots of shells of all sorts. It is only a small area...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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lpoggi
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Hi! I'm pretty sure it's open Saturdays. Google says it's open everyday 9-5
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