The Seashell Museum exhibits an amazing collection of seashells from all over the world. There are more than 3000 specimens of over 600 species on display.
The museum is set on three floors. The ground floor has a multimedia presentation explaining all about seashells and marine life and an amazing giant clam that weighs in at 300kg. The exhibits are well presented and the museum does a good job of explaining everything with illustrations, diagrams, and labeling in English.
The collection includes fossils, snail shells, and pectens as well as the common seashells that you see at the beach. There are even poisonous ones that can kill a human and many strange or beautifully shaped ones. There is also an illustration of how to blow a conch shell and you can even buy one at the gift shop.
The Seashell Museum is a great place if you are interested in seashells and still worth visiting if you only have a passing interest. It’s a good place for kid’s who enjoy looking at the shells and there is a nice gift shop area with some attractive shells and decorative items made from shells.
Location: 1043/1 Soi Silom 23, Silom.
Opening Hours: 10.00-18.30 daily.
Admission: Adults 150 baht, Children 50 baht.
How to get there:
BTS: Surasak Station (exit 2)
Bus: No. 1, 15, 77, 115
Boat: Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tha Sathorn (Taksin) Pier