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India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram

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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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  • A rare museum of seashells in a variety of shapes, sizes, forms, colours, etc. Very nice and educative, too. It is a must-see on your trip to Mahabalipuram. Takes around an hour. The place is air-cond...  more »
  • For all age group, nice private collection of seashells under one roof. It doesn't take much time, but almost 40,000 shells collected by one person only.Hats off to him and his dedication. 
  • I have never seen so many types of shells in one place. They have a beautiful aquarium, where you can touch and see starfish. Children loves this place. If you visit Mahabalipuram, don't miss this pla...  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👌