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Top attraction in Cavtat! Join a Guided Tour.
A MUST SEE IN CAVTAT
We are honoured to present you our private collection of sea shells Glossus Humanus. We are a family of divers, travelers and great admirers of the sea. Our collection started as a decoration for nursery room for our kids and now counts over 3500 different species from all oceans of the world. As our collection increased over years and as the biodiversity decreases daily we felt obliged to offer our treasure to public and spread admiration we have for marine life and its preservation. In just one year we have become a top attraction in Cavtat, a simple must see, especialy for families with kids. Our museum is funded only by our own achivements so we can't thank you enough for your support in our quest to be the best advocates of the sea.
The space where our collection found it's new home is a gem in Cavtat, a part of the parish church framed by valuable collection of paintings, sculptures and church liturgical dishes, magical Pinakoteka.
No.1 Museum in Cavtat
You can see 1% of all marine molluscs right here, in Shell Museum Cavtat.
different species of marine gastropods
different speices of marine bivalves
Exhibit items overall
Paintings, sculptures and relic objects
We have simple guidelines to help you get the best experience during your visit to Shell Museum Cavtat.
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We would love to be able to guide each and every guest trught the exhibition but unfortunately that is impossible. Therefore, we have prepared free AUDIO guides on this site which might be handy when you explore on your own. Another option is to book a guided tour in advance, which ensures you will have our full attention and museum just for yourself. Third option is to join us daily at 11:00 AM when we do a free guided tour for all visitors who purchase their ticket before 10:50AM.So carefully study this website and select the tour that suits you the best by the date and time.
Guided tours are bookable only on this site at least 24 hours in advance.
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BOOK A TOUR IN ADVANCE
I WANT TO EXPLORE ON MY OWN
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Book a Tour Guide
You prefer personal approach? Remember to choose the preferred tour when buying a ticket.
Tour for Adult Group
Up to 12 people
Not interested in technology? Let us be your guides. Museum closes for other visitors during the tour.
The duration is 45min.
For parents with kids
Fun and educational
Duration 30min, small gift for kids included
School and preschool visits
October to May
Themes adjusted to the age of visitors
Pre-registration is required, please use any of our contact forms
Choose your ticket
In addition to the guided tour ticket, you need to pay for the admission to the museum itself. We have three options for your convenience.
Admission, self guidedSeniors 65+ and Students 25% discountChildren under 10 years free of charge, when accompanied by paying adult.
Min. 5 pax, self guided
Parents with childrenSelf guided
We try our best to make the voyage of discovery as interesting as possible both for adults and kids. Lets try our DIY audio guides. Please note we don't provide headphones. Please check some of the offered topics and learn something new about these amazing creatures.
Some of the paintings in our hosts exibition need a restauration. This painting from famous Croatian painter, Vlaho Bukovac in particular. It was damaged during the war and our aim this year is to collect funds to restore it. The goal is 2.400EUR. Donate as you can to make this happen.
Pinakoteke treasures a unique gift donated to the Cavtat parish curch of St. Nicolas, in 1902, by Vlaho Bukovac.Bukovac shares his excitement in his autobiography: "Something completely new!" This scenography composed of 5 stage sets was put in the sanctuary of the parish curch during the Easter time...
We have created this family project from our hearts, which means we’re funded only by our own achievements. We hope our message will reach your hearts!The better we perform, the more we can fulfill our mission statement of inspiring youth to be proactive steward of the environment
A new line of handmade shell jewlery made from ethicaly collected shells from Adriatic sea. Made with loads of love and patience:-)Wall Art - photography, framed sea urchins, summer shadowboxes
Etsy print on demand shop with eco goodies, mugs, bags, and more....
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Frequently asked questions
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