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Bangkok Seashell Museum

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Address: Silom Road next to Soi Silom 23, Bangkok, Thailand
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A nice way to spend 30 to 45 mins

If you are a fan of seashells, or nature in general, this museum will be worth the 150 baht entry fee. No doubt it is a small museum, but the variety of shells displayed is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter loves shells. So we popped into this museum. This would be fun only if you are a very big shell fanatic or connoisseur. Otherwise, it's very bland and quite boring. Lots of trays of shells. A lot of them similar to each other. Would not recommend it.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of seashells, or nature in general, this museum will be worth the 150 baht entry fee. No doubt it is a small museum, but the variety of shells displayed is substantial. Shell exhibits are collected from all over the world. Great for lone travelers and family with kids. A nice way to spend half an... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Mark P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Bikaner
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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.

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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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