Timings : Monday to Saturday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Public Holidays: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 250
Children (Up to 17 years): INR 125
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Have you picked up shells from the beach and kept them safe almost like a treasure? For some, it is a hobby to kill off their leisure time, and for others, it is a souvenir with loads of holiday memories attached to it. World of Seashells is the living manifestation of Eric Le Court’s passion for collecting seashells and exhibiting them in this beautiful museum.
With more than 1800 species of 8000 seashells in 70 display cabinets, World of Seashells is located on the first floor of Chateau de Bel Ombre. Eric Le Court, the founder and collector of this enchanting museum, has gathered shells from Mauritius and different parts of the world and assembled an impressive collection that gives us a chance to explore the aquatic riches!
The collections include the real aquatic marvels, namely cowries, cones, volutes, terebra shells, conches and other fascination varieties of shells coming all the way from Japan, India, Senegal, the Maldives and the Mediterranean Sea. The other seashells on display come from the shores of Mauritius and California, Hawaii, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, New Caledonia and the Red Sea.
According to Eric Le Court, the proud owner of this collection, the greatest diversity of seashells is found in Egypt, Madagascar and the Philippines. Quite interestingly, this seashell connoisseur has even discovered a new species in St-Brandon, and it is known as the “Lecourtorum”!
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