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The Shell Museum

| Church House, Gladford, Holt NR25 7JR, England
+44 1263 740081
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John Craske Tapestry

We visited to fill in time before a seal trip from nearby Morston Quay. Very glad we did. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sue b
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Glandford ! Small and quirky and not a museum

The web site address is wrong being NR25 7QQ and should be 7JR. The rottweiller on the door who... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
julian H
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“pretty shells” (3 reviews)
“art cafe” (2 reviews)
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| Church House, Gladford, Holt NR25 7JR, England
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+44 1263 740081
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited to fill in time before a seal trip from nearby Morston Quay. Very glad we did. It is housed in a small Dutch inspired building but it is crammed with really interesting objects and a very beautiful tapestry by John Craske. Take your...More

Thank sue b
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The web site address is wrong being NR25 7QQ and should be 7JR. The rottweiller on the door who charges a reasonable £2 a head was fairly unconcerned when I told him and some very pretty shells for SALE but no dogs ( ok) but...More

Thank julian H
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful untouched Edwardian museum. Well worth a visit. The John Craske tapestry is worth the entrance price alone. Be prepared to spend some time and read the labels and immerse yourself in a bygone age. Engaging curator and don't miss the carrilion bells on...More

Thank Leapingferret
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden in Glandford is a Museum of Shells all sorts of unique treasures. Bits of history, bits of people's craft works lots of interesting bits.

Thank Amanda E
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This place is incredible, its in a beautiful little building in a really nice well kept village. There is so much to see in here and look at you can be in there quite a while. There is an admission charge of £2.50 but worth...More

Thank JaxB123
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I love quirky museums, small or large but this one just didn't do it for me. It was £5 for the two of us, and it was a single room. I couldn't help but feel as though I had walked into a glorified souvenir shop...More

Thank Rosie P
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This must be one of the smallest museums in the country built in 1915 by a local philanthropist to house his personal collection of shells collected over a 60 year period. Fascinating for children and there are also shells for sale as a memento of...More

Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I love this little museum, it's just one room but has a fantastic collection. Worth a stop off while exploring the coast. We always team it with a visit to the art cafe or wildflower centre nearby.

Thank carolinelazenby
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Tiniest room of shells, little to no information provided, shells are in no order and repeating and random stuff is out to pad the gaps. 2.50 per person can be better spent anywhere else. Go to the beach its free and probably has more shells...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

£2.50 for adults 50p for kids. It is very small but that wasn't the problem they have some lovely shells etc but it seemed all uncared for. Dead flys in the displays. Sun damaged info cards. It could be really good just needs a spruce...More

Thank Mildenhalleagles87
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