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Museo Malacologico

Via Adriatica Nord, 240, 63064 Cupra Marittima, Italy
+39 0735 777550
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Nice to see

Structure is not the first in class but inside you can find a lot of shells (a lot and amazing) and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
via mobile
Great outing on a cloudy day

This is a big but quaint museum and very charming. Thousands of shells from all over the world but... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Elja D
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Il più importante museo di conchiglie esistente al mondo
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“collection” (6 reviews)
“museum” (5 reviews)
Via Adriatica Nord, 240, 63064 Cupra Marittima, Italy
+39 0735 777550
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Structure is not the first in class but inside you can find a lot of shells (a lot and amazing) and objects made of those (someone made in 1800!). Not really valuable african masks (from my prospective). Nice place to spend a couple of hours

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a big but quaint museum and very charming. Thousands of shells from all over the world but also a collection of amazing fossils and artifacts made with shells & mother of pearl. The gift shop is a shell lovers paradise. Almost everything is...More

1  Thank Elja D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

An enormous collection of shells and fossils from all across the globe, many going back millions of years. Wonderous shapes and colors. Tribal masks and more traditional western objects show how different cultures use shells for adornment, art, musicall instruments, religion and utilitarian purposes. A...More

1  Thank Carole K
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Amazing collection, we learned a lot. Welcoming and available hosts, really passionate people who for sure know what they are talking about and are happy to share it. A unique and beautiful experience that we highly recommend and that we would repeat with no doubt.

1  Thank leacalyptus
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Incredible large amazing collection of seashells of all sizes, colors and types, not small... we got enough after viewing one full floor (there are two) but we pulled ourselves some effort to see the rest of the collection... at the end, the classic museum shop...More

Thank Tualie
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Don't get me wrong, the collection they have there is fantastic - but after a few hours you've seen thousands upon thousands of shells, your head is spinning, your vision blurs and you start to be rather insensitive to all that beauty. I recommend starting...More

1  Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We always enjoy introducing new visitors, especially children, to this outwardly unassuming museum which contains an amazing collection of shells of all colours and sizes from around the world. Adults and children alike are always entranced. The collection includes fossils, sharks, dinosaur skeltons as well...More

2  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Eccellent find...both for kids (7 & 5 years) and adults. Amazing collection of shells and not only. A great way to spend a few hours as a family, with a well stocked shell shop if you want to take a favorite home. Definitely worth a...More

Thank CarolineAnne-14
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I decided to visit this museum out of curiosity, not really expecting too much...what a fantastic surprise! The collection is really fascinating, the fossils, the shells, the artwork in mother of pearl. I spent at least two hours inside but it could have been double...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 26 May 2013

in a village of just over 5000 people, who would have thought it possible to find a museum that boasts an impressive, collection of 900,000 specimens of sea shells, gastropods, corals, etc., where one can really lose ones self in the beauty of color and...More

1  Thank VoxItalia
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