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Poblacion Proper, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The shell museum is more of a large and somewhat rambling personal shell collection that is now on display, It is quite a collection though and a must see for any person interested at all in collecting shells.

1  Thank workingtoomuchinabq
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I agree with one of the previous reviewers. This museum has a lot of potential but not looked after. There are a lot of shells. Brief explanation from the guide. When we asked questions, she had very little other knowledge. Gave us a very brief...More

Thank Tasneem A
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The place is included in our Panglao Tour and our driver Kuya Mario told us before we even enter the place that there are very expensive pearls and shells that are being sold inside. Hmmm. that strike's as curiosity for us. The place is begging...More

1  Thank eteng2016
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This place could have been a great tourist spot. Sadly: - 1. Place was not well maintained. Water leaking from ceiling causing floor to be slippery; 2. Guides were not interested to tell you much. More engrossed with the mobile phone. Only concern is to...More

Thank favoured77
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Visited this shell museum with a knowledgeable tour guide who knows a lot about shells.. enjoyed looking at the shell collection as well as their souvenir shop and the Tree House at the back.. very educational..

Thank yolyg2015
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Definitely bigger on the inside. You can visit room after room and every time you think you've reached the end, it turns out you're wrong. The guide was extremely well informed and very interesting. Check out the tree house!

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The visit of the shell museum was ok, we took a look around and bought something, but if it has not been part of our booked tour, I would not go there.

Thank Steffi E
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Less than 15 min away from Alona Beach. Perhaps a good stop before or Hinadagnan Cave? Encountered mosquitos though.

Thank fatherhen
Reviewed 7 November 2016

There is a 50 PHP entrance fee. Shells inside the museum are owned by an avid shell collector (Mr. Hora). Guides are knowledgeable about the shells. Also saw an exhibit of collected coins. There's a shop at the back where you can buy shell products...More

Thank superavidtraveller
Reviewed 3 November 2016

They have a great collection of shells from all over the world. We did not have much time to spend here. The guide was very knowledgable. I would love to have all the pictures and names, and origins of their collections.

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