The Shell Museum, also known as the Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum, is awonderful family attraction in Jeffrey’s Bay. Charlotte, a local residentshowed off her unique shell and marine life skeletons collection from herprivate home to shell enthusiasts. After her death in 1960 the localmunicipality purchased her collection and moved it to the library and sostarted the museum.
Over 600 shells from local and international species can be explored at themuseum today, making it one of the largest shell collections in South Africa.Visitors can look forward to seeing the beautiful cowry, paper nautilus, babyjam tarts, and a new species of cone. Information regarding where, when and bywhom the shells was picked up by are on display too. You are welcome to take photographs, so don’tforget your camera.
Local shells and shell craft can be bought from the shell shops and stallslocated just outside of the museum.
Don’t miss the annual Shell Festival held in September each year.
Entry is free but donations are welcome!
Monday to Saturday 09:00am – 16:00pm
Sunday 09:00am – 13:00pm
Get the little ones to bring their own shell collection and compare it to the museum’s.
Corner of Diaz & Drommedaris Streets
042 293 2923
* Photo Credits – Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum