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Magical World of Shells Museum

Tartinijev trg 15 | on the first floor (near Hotel Tartini), Piran 6330, Slovenia
+386 40 758 900
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Wonderful collection of shells!

Shells are displayed from all over the world. A very interesting array of different types, colors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy P
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Seattle
pure fascination: animals that are very familiar to us - and yet not at all. Extremely dedicated employees.

Hands down the most interesting museum I've been to in months (and I go to many ... ). It reveals... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NicoleFischerZurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
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The only Museum of Shells in Slovenia and other interesting animals from ALL OVER THE WORLD!More than 4000 specimens of unusual and rare molluscs! The biggest clam in the world, pearls, crabs, sea urchins,sea stars. You can see the shell of the biggest snail in the world, shells of snails so rare that only tribal chiefs of distant islands were allowed to wear and many more surprises ...
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Tartinijev trg 15 | on the first floor (near Hotel Tartini), Piran 6330, Slovenia
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+386 40 758 900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Shells are displayed from all over the world. A very interesting array of different types, colors, sizes. The museum docent was the best in his infectious delight about the shells and gave us a handy guide to help us go through the museum.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hands down the most interesting museum I've been to in months (and I go to many ... ). It reveals so many interesting facts about animals that are very familiar to us - and yet not at all. Find out, for example, that some of...More

Thank NicoleFischerZurich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. We came across the place on a rainy day. Definitely learned some interesting facts. Friendliest people we met in Slovenia.

Thank Liza S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at this little museum in the center of Piran. They have a very nice selection of shells in two rooms. The owners actively engage with visitors which is very interesting. There are also zooming cameras where you can see some shells...More

Thank thearndt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enthralling exhibition, exceedingly well displayed. There is nothing about shells that the guide does not know, his enthusiasm is infectious. There is something of interest here for all ages. Children will love the easy to operate microscopes. Explanations in several languages. And only 4...More

1  Thank paulineC34
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I was told it is the only seashell museum in the world. Even if it isn't, this is the place to visit when visiting Piran! Fantastic staff, very good with children, extremely helpful, are there to answer any question you might have and will also...More

Thank Manca M
Jan S, General Manager at Magical World of Shells Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Manca, with this review you have brigthened our day! Not just detailed description of your experience, but with your review we became by rating 3. museum from all Slovenian museums on TA! Thank you again for this sincere and nice review :) Well, this...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Amazing exhibition, knowledgeable and communicative guide. Superb experience. Interesting for kids and adults.

Thank barbara77747
Jan S, General Manager at Magical World of Shells Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear, Barbara! Thank you for taking the time and writing this beautiful review! Title is realy nice! We are happy that you had such great experience in our little gem (as you said :)) Welcome anytime!

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Yet another gem that makes Piran my favourite place in Slovenia! It fits amazingly with the magic of the city; it's an impressive collection of mollusc shells, presented in a way that leaves children with eyes wide open, a curios person hooked on the often...More

1  Thank Kapungu
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this small but excellent museum. The staff was as friendly as passionate about shells. The collection is one of the biggest in europe and really opened our eyes to the magic of shells and snails. Also we were allowed...More

1  Thank Frank O
Jan S, General Manager at Magical World of Shells Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your feedback with us! We looooved the title of your review (and review of course)! Inventive :) They are magical aren't they? Without passion, even the passion fruit can't be named :D We shell see you again!...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I was at Piran on a day tour and have 2 hours to spare so we were walking around and chance upon the museum. It is superb!!! There was English translation (comes in a book) and the staff was very helpful and...More

3  Thank yizhiong
Jan S, General Manager at Magical World of Shells Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi, yizhiong! Thank you for taking time, writing this review! We are so happy that also people from remote countries like yours enjoy our museum! Thank you for nice description of things you liked in our museum. Next time you come we will have new...More

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