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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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  • The India Seashell Museum is located close to the famous Pancha Rathas of Mahabalipuram and can be combined with the latter. It houses a seashell museum as well as an aquarium, the latter can be skipp...  more »
  • good collection of sea shells which can be done viewing in 10 mins.. but is it worth it for 130 entry fee? absolutely not..  more »
  • new of its kind to see it. lot of sea shell and fish kept there to see and enjoy. it is must watch of family with kids  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👌