India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram

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India Seashell Museum houses over 40,000 species of rare shells organized in several exhibits, with an aquarium area where you can see how shells coexist with other natural marine life. The official guides can explain the displays, giving the learning experience a personal touch. The museum shop sells souvenirs, like pearls and objects made entirely of seashells. To visit India Seashell Museum on your trip to Mahabalipuram, use our Mahabalipuram tour planner .
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  • When I heard of this place, my thoughts were like - right, another unkempt museum but curiosity got the better of me and boy was I pleasantly surprised! The place is so neat, tidy and is very well mai...  more »
  • The India Seashell Museum is located around the Mahabalipuram monuments. There is a Rs. 150 per head entry fee combined for the sea shell museum, aquarium and the pearls museum. Charges for camera are...  more »
  • Not particularly impressed, but maybe I'm just not interested in shells. A small museum. You can take a guided tour. In a separate room there are aquariums. Not impressed, but there were air conditioning and cool down a bit.
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  • Omg! 4000 different types of shells.. Great collection. The guide was very useful. Well maintained.. Must visit. I feel the entry fee is a little bit higher but i really worth it.. Do visit if you are interested in marine..The interior design is cool in aquamarine color.🌊 🐚🐚🐚
  • Amazing collection of seashells. I think one of the biggest collection of shells in entire Asia. Mr Raja has done a tremendous job in collecting these shells from all across the globe. They have a small canteen which offers some snacks and drinks at a reasonable price. Another attraction is the fish feeding in their open air aquarium. Kids will love this activity. While you are there don't miss the aquarium section where they have have really exotic species on display. They also have a shopping arcade where you can buy souvenirs made out from sea shells. In all a beautiful place to spend your couple of hours.
  • Very well maintained by the hard work of 1 single person. Shells collected over many decades are on display. The collection is mesmerising. And the place is very well designed and maintained. Must visit if marine life interests you. A place that can be enjoyed by adults and kids.
  • One of the first in India... A rare collection of shells and pearls!! If given a chance must visit this because it has wide and unique collections... The shells musuem is one of the first which has varying shells in all size shape color and from around the world... Pearl musuem is also beautiful magnificent collection!!! The aquarium here has wide range of display which is both good and well maintained !!!
  • World’s 2nd largest Seashell Museum is none other than India Seashell Museum. On the other hand, totally 40,000+ different kind of seashells is available in Chennai Museum, which is collected from all over the world. There are some seashells as small as coriander seeds. India Seashell museum is not only for Seashell museum, it also includes Pearl museum, Virtual reality Show and an Aquarium. Raja Mohamed goes all around the globe to research about seashell and collecting as much as he can and brings out the famous museum. This Museum was opened in 2013.
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