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North Shore Shell Museum

North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
+1 284-495-4714
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Lots of shells

First visit there was at the original location but now they have moved to be more on a major road... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Steven W
Getting to know about the island culture

Loved the quirky collection of shells and saying from older island people paints of rough wood and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Becky W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
+1 284-495-4714
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

First visit there was at the original location but now they have moved to be more on a major road. Lots and lots of shells. Great for the shell lover

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Loved the quirky collection of shells and saying from older island people paints of rough wood and the shell floor. The owner Egbert Donovan is worth stopping by for to learn some of the local lore. He loves to tells stories about the museum. He...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We called in here on our return trip from Pussers Landing. it was a real surprise to find it in the middle of nowhere. There was a very large collection of shells etc available for a donation. The owner was very cheerful whilst he provided...More

Thank GusHon
Reviewed 18 November 2016

very interesting near to the beach. Get the local fruit (sour sap) beverage is super delicious! very nice

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Thank Tanairí V
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Visit with Egbert is worth the stop. Lots of shell art, inspirational sayings. It's like a shell version of Watts Towers.

Thank munjoyfan
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This isn't what is generally perceived as a museum but rather as a collection of shells and sayings. It was started about 25 years ago by a local man, who is keen to show you his 'museum'. He has collected sayings from older people and...More

1  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This place is off the wall, quirky and fun for all ages except those who are too young to understand the concept of, "look but don't touch". It has clearly evolved over many years and I was lucky enough on one particular trip to meet...More

1  Thank LondonSpanky
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Okay this is not a museum, more like a curiosity place you have to be humbled as this guy who looks after it is trying to provide an attraction, it seems that local school children go there to make things, (jewellery) and he sells them...More

Thank Hantong
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Every nook and cranny is filled with treasures found and handmade. It is an eclectic and whimsical stop as you tour around the island. Pop a donation in the box and enjoy.

Thank zausatraveller
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I love unique experiences and this is definitely one of them. If you are nearby or have some time to kill it is worth checking out. Get the idea of a formal, organized museum out of your head or you will be disappointed. It is...More

Thank Vic L
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