Glossus Humanus, Shell Museum Cavtat
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Glossus Humanus, Shell Museum Cavtat
The World of Mollusca We are honoured to present you our collection of sea shells, Glossus Humanus. We are a family of divers, travelers and great admirers of the sea. Our collection started as decoration for nursery room 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.
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Monday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Assisted listening devices · Assistive hearing loop ·
Assisted listening devices · Assistive hearing loop ·
Wi-Fi · Free Wi-Fi ·
Family-friendly ·
Sv. Nikole 6, 20210, Cavtat, Croatia
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83 reviews
Shirley Galbaw
a week ago
A must do in Cavtat for sure. Over 3000 shells and so much to learn! The museum is run by a kind family who has been collecting these shells over 20 years. The dedication, love and energy put into this venture is nothing short of surreal. The variety, knowledge and kindness of the owners is heartwarming. If you have a few bucks to spare, do explore their handmade jewellery section
robert payne
a month ago
Just happened to stumble across this place when in the area with my partner. Was absolutely amazed, super interesting & well worth the visit. The lady who owns/works at the museum Ines has incredible knowledge on every shell and piece of art exhibited and is more than happy to share any information she can give you. Couldn't have asked for a better guide!
a month ago
My friends and we fortunate enough to discover this place and meet the owner of the museum who generously shared her hard work, passion and story with us. It was the highlight of our day. Beautiful because of the shells and the sentiment behind them.
Helen Whale
a month ago
What a wonderful little museum! A fantastic collection, presented in a beautiful space, by people who really care. A real highlight of our visit to Cavtat - the conversation just as much as the gorgeous shells. Thank you.
Alžbeta Šujanová
a year ago
The museum belongs to a family of shell collectors. They were very nice, upon entering they will tell you how the museum was created. It's obvious that they do it out of love. It's a wonderful collection. You will spend about an hour there and it is definitely worth it!
Ellen Daly-English
9 months ago
We had the best time at this museum! The family who run is are so lovely and knowledgable, and as someone who knows nothing about shells is was really great to learn. It is set out really beautifully and we got some stunning jewellery to remember the trip. Thanks so so much !!
Amy Everson
a month ago
What a fantastic collection and the most wonderful, knowledgeable host! Definitely worth a visit!
Marek Cienky
a year ago
Great and rather new museum in Cavtat. Owner is present during the visit and as they collected shells by themselves, they can give a good explanation and detail. I liked that they are still looking for improvements as 2023 was their second season. It is great if people turn their passion into something that helps the community and adds remarkable spot in the city.
Michal Šujan
a year ago
Must see! A beautiful collection, many exceptional specimens, and incredible exhibition space, where you can hide from the heat. The owner is very kind and willing to explain details related to the collection.
Niamh Rainey
a year ago
An amazing place to visit. Completely family run museum which features shells and molluscs from generations collected from all over the world. The owner is so knowledgeable and passionate about the ocean and its preservation, it was a really inspiring visit. They also have lovely hand made shell jewellery and other pieces which are absolutely beautiful. Definitely worth a visit!
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