The concept of the museum has been played with a great deal in the present day. Initially it wasn’t uncommon to associate museums with boring exhibits which were only visited due to a compulsory educational obligation or at the behest of certain senior acquaintances. The 21st century has seen a complete redesign of not only the concept of the museum, but also the type of people that visit them. While retaining the definition of being a building where objects of historical significance are kept to be seen by the public in the form of educational exhibits, some museums do this with the fun and intrigue of a theme park. One such instance of a truly unique establishment is the Bali Shell Museum.
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The Bali Shell museum houses the biggest examples of sub-marine shells Indonesian archipelago. The shapes of these shells are as unimaginable as their sizes, and certain specimens are older than a hundred years. The museum consists of three floors, with each one having a particular element to it. The first floor blends both museum and art gallery since it contains an assortment of items that have been manufactures out of shells and mother-of-pearl, with all of the available for purchase. These items range from home-ware to exotic lamps.
The second floor contains some of the most unique and historically significant items of the museum, such as the massive Madagascan cephalopods that are over three hundred million years old. The third floor contains an assortment of colourful shell specimens as well as examples of preserved sea creatures ranging from urchins to sharks.
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