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 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Assisted listening devices · Assistive hearing loop ·
Assisted listening devices · Assistive hearing loop ·
Good for kids · Wi-Fi · Free Wi-Fi ·
Family-friendly ·
Sv. Nikole 6, 20210, Cavtat, Croatia
Google Reviews
30 reviews
Suwon Lee
9 months ago
A special highlight in Cavtat. If you love sea life, this is your place!! Ines shares her family’s 2,500+ pieces collection from all over the world with joy and passion. Really enjoyed and sighed my way through all the gems on display 💓. Thank you for the guided visit and insights, Ines!
Kiur Kimmel
3 weeks ago
Looks a bit shabby at first glance, but a really interesting family collection of shells present. Definitely would recommend to talk with the administrator since she is very knowledgeable. She knew every little detail and was really passionate.
a month ago
Lovely selection of Shells from all over the world, each having its own unique story. The lady who works at the museum was very welcoming and was happy to help.
Ellie Knowler
3 weeks ago
What a beautiful exhibit hosted by a lovely lady who was really helpful in answering our questions and showing us around.
Samantha Chamberlain
2 months ago
Very knowledgeable guide with an evident passion for the collection. A wide, varied range of shells on display, well worth a visit if you’re in Cavtat.
10 months ago
This is a must visit if you are on holiday in Cavtat. There is an impressive collection of seashells and fossils from around the globe with facts and information about each specimen. The shells are collected by one family who are passionate about sea-life and helping to preserve the endangered species in the Adriatic Sea. We loved our visit and would rate the experience higher if we could.
Ellie Hayward
7 months ago
Lovely museum, wonderful attentive and knowledgeable host who showed us round and told us all about the collection. Amazing collection that her and her husband built up, beautifully presented and labelled. Spectacular photography on display as well! Thank you for the wonderful insight and we would highly recommend to anyone who loves nature!
Bartosz Rzeczewski
9 months ago
An exhibition of many shells from around the world, most of which are found by a family of diving enthusiasts. Since we were practically alone there, the owner told us about the family hobby, the collection, where the shells came from, the stories of how they were found. Extremely nice atmosphere and a large collection of shells surrounded by an exhibition of religious paintings and church equipment. Recommended as one of the city's more interesting (non-architectural) attractions.
9 months ago
A wonderful discovery of this private collection of shells from around the world. The displays are beautiful and everything around the shell collection with its labels and the presentation itself sources from a lot of love and dedication to the fascinating world of shells. We received a very informative and personal tour by the owner and it opened our eyes to these incredible objects.
Allie Wrixon
a year ago
Really loved our visit to this exquisite museum. The thousands of beautiful shells come from all corners of the globe. Collected and curated as a labour of love by one family, it is an absolute gem and a real reminder of what is at stake if we don't protect and love our seas. Stunning. Can't recommend highly enough.
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