Sea shells are the perfect souvenir to mark your visit to the beach. If you’re travelling to the islands of Indonesia, then Bali Shell Museum is a must-see destination in your itinerary. A perfect accommodation to facilitate your visit is The Laguna Resort & Spa, Bali which is an elite Luxury resort. Bali shell museum promises to captivate you either you’re a sea shell lover or not.
This secret attraction of Bali is home to a large collection of extraordinary shell varieties in very diverse sizes and shapes. Located in Kuta, this is a site with three floors that even exhibits very old fossilised pieces converted to create pure art. Bali is gifted by this attractive setting consequently from an aspirant collector who was interested in collecting sea shells and who managed to buy a wide range while travelling wound the globe.
When you enter this museum, you will be amazed by the interior designed with signs of starfish and the wave motifs which make any visitor feel like being at an aquarium rather than in a museum. The gallery is beautifully set out with home ware and different accessories that is created with spectacular sea shells, which are also made available for purchase.
Moreover, the specimens of fossils displayed on the upper floors would definitely inspire you by its value and its natural beauty. While walking through the aisles of this floor you will find large fossil pieces of very rare marine life as whales and sharks along with the fossil of extinct Madagascan cephalopods and the largest fossil in Asia.
Exquisite collection of exotic shells including preserved creatures like starfish and tiny Monetaria Moneta also adds colour. You will also notice the statues of Rama and Sita, created using more than hundreds of tiny shells. Furthermore, your experience is brightened with screenings that relate the story behind the collections.
On a concluding note, the collection at this impressive museum is continuously widening and it is an ideal alternative to explore the city of Bali, providing a valuable educational experience.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.