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India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram
(4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history and diversity of marine life at India Seashell Museum. The museum houses over 40,000 different species of rare shells organized in several exhibitions with an aquarium area where you can see how the shells coexist with the natural marine life. The official guides of museum explain in person every detail about the exhibits, giving the learning experience a personal touch. Take a memorabilia of the sea back home from the museum's shop which also sells pearls and objects made entirely of seashells. To visit India Seashell Museum and other attractions in Mahabalipuram, use our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary builder.
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  • After visiting Butter Ball and the other monuments my husband and I were tired of being approached by people to try and sell us things. We finally got some peace and quiet at the Seashell Museum. It w...  more »
  • India Sea Shell Museum, an extensive collection of Shells and Oysters. First of its kind in India I suppose, located near 5 rathas monument at Mahabhalipuram. A Museum of passion, collection made by a...  more »
  • This was my 1st stop in Mahabalipuram, The sea shell museum, hats off to the creator of this museum, this person has alone collected all the shells, around 40,000 varieties of shell in this museum wit...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit while going to Mahabalipuram. It just 3 Km away from monuments. You can buy Seashell made ornaments there. You can undergo fish therapy for 100 rs.
  • One of the unique museum I have seen. It has a rich collection of more than 40,000 sea shells under one roof collected from the various parts of the world. If you happen to be visiting this part, do not miss this museum. It is a must for children as it is a good learning experience... in a unique way.
  • The person taking care of it guides u thru...explains the various unknown facts abt the underwater world...i learnt abt pearls from him....the collection here is an effort of 33yrs by only ONE individual ....great...
  • A superb place to see thousand types of shell at the same place . We enjoyed a lot
  • Awesome place went by field trip👌