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Unusual, Quaint and slightly eccentric!

Some beautiful and unusual shells interspersed with a few tacky 'gift shop' type shell ornaments... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
A quaint title museum

Every she’ll you could imagine is here in this room, some made into jewellery boxes ans some into... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Caroline A
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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All reviews small room pretty shells worth the entrance fee unique experience norfolk countryside well worth a visit tapestry curator ford bits bells boxes collection village
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some beautiful and unusual shells interspersed with a few tacky 'gift shop' type shell ornaments. 1000's of exhibits that have been donated from the early 20th century onwards. The John Craske tapestry was, for me, worth the entrance fee. The setting is by a lovely...More

Thank DAGreenish
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Every she’ll you could imagine is here in this room, some made into jewellery boxes ans some into pictures . I had no idea there would be so many different shells and so many, a life times collection

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My granddaughter had to do a project for school about shells so this was the ideal place to go , so many shells in one room it helped with her project and they were very helpful . Well worth a visit .

Thank janwyer54
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The quantity and quality of the shells in this private collection is amazing. What people were able to make with and from shells was really remarkable. The combination with the typical dwelling where the exposition is held makes this 'museum' a unique experience to visit....More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Quite frankly there is nowhere else like this It is absolutely unique in my experience Without being funny I have never seen anything like this

Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We visited to fill in time before a seal trip from nearby Morston Quay. Very glad we did. It is housed in a small Dutch inspired building but it is crammed with really interesting objects and a very beautiful tapestry by John Craske. Take your...More

Thank sue b
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The web site address is wrong being NR25 7QQ and should be 7JR. The rottweiller on the door who charges a reasonable £2 a head was fairly unconcerned when I told him and some very pretty shells for SALE but no dogs ( ok) but...More

Thank julian H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful untouched Edwardian museum. Well worth a visit. The John Craske tapestry is worth the entrance price alone. Be prepared to spend some time and read the labels and immerse yourself in a bygone age. Engaging curator and don't miss the carrilion bells on...More

Thank Leapingferret
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden in Glandford is a Museum of Shells all sorts of unique treasures. Bits of history, bits of people's craft works lots of interesting bits.

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This place is incredible, its in a beautiful little building in a really nice well kept village. There is so much to see in here and look at you can be in there quite a while. There is an admission charge of £2.50 but worth...More

Thank JaxB123
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