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Address: North Shore Rd., Road Town, Tortola
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+1 284-495-4714
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A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well...

A cluttered Carrot Bay museum with thousands of shells on display, as well as boats and various crafts.

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She Shows Sea Shells from the Sea Shore!

Well, pop in to this little place in Carrot Bay, and see all the shells, wish we had those on our British beaches. You can hear the sea in them, of course. Lots of shells, shell... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2014
Vyvienne C
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Tortola
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The decor is very funky--mobiles and windchimes made of shells and recycled materials as well as painted boards with sayings by old timers that the self-taught artist Egberth compiles and scribes. Playing the washtub bass in an impromptu band with other customers was very fun. There are loads of instruments to be passed around. Egberth, the proprietor, is very friendly... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Well, pop in to this little place in Carrot Bay, and see all the shells, wish we had those on our British beaches. You can hear the sea in them, of course. Lots of shells, shell craft, traditional wooden boats and other example of local craft. No mermaids though. :(

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1 Thank Vyvienne C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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168 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My son has done this dive twice with Dive BVI and Sail Caribbean and my husband has been once and they both enjoyed it very much. The dive boat personnel both times were exceptional and the interesting historical details enhanced the experience. Great place to take underwater photos and videos. A chunk of history in addition to the pretty fish... More 

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Thank Katie F
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Egbet is a wonderful person and a fantastic host. He owns and restores the museum with children from the island. He teaches them valuable skills which they can use to find employment later in life. When my girlfriend and I stopped by to check out the museum we were the only ones there. Egbert immediately dropped everything and began to... More 

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2 Thank Josh J
Solihull
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stopped by one morning based on other tripadvisor reviews. We loved it, something totally unlike your polished tourist trap! It's an eclectic collection of all sorts of things either created from shells, or bits of flotsam from beachcombing, and just bric-a-brac (a large collection of teacups, for example!). Donations are welcome (or purchases of basic windchimes etc made by... More 

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down by the river
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Weird is good. We walked from Sebastians. It was about a 20 minute walk & worth it despite the sunburn. It was nice to get out and walk. It's just a very bizarre thing to see. We called to make reservations for lunch but got an answering machine. We left a message saying we hoped he was cooking & we'd... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Stumbled across this museum on carrot bay while holidaying on Tortola. Like a tumble down house filled in every corner with shell related creations, old doors, mirrors and fishing paraphernalia, hand made mobiles, boats and more abstract collages, necklaces and interesting verses based on nature, life, love and religion. There is a restaurant upstairs which is surprisingly lovely looking with... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2012

It was of season and we were the only people in this funky restaurant. The owner was incredibly kind and the food was great. Local fish and the largest lobster ever (3 lbs), roasted breadfruit from the tree outside, fresh coconut water right out of the husk (!) with a straw. A great local experience. Unexpected find.

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2 Thank AndrewAnne A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Spent a day driving the north side of the island, which included a mini-tour of this shell "museum", a stop at the Callwood Distillery and the eco, glass-blowing stand at Myetts. The shell museum has a restaurant atop that was not open during our visit but we enjoyed our visit with the owner of this property. Would return to try... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

nothing much there, but not too sorry we went on a dull day with nothig else to do, so were trying to kill some time, would not go again

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