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The Magical World of Shells Museum, situated in the heart of Piran, houses one of the largest shell collections in the world. This unique museum is full of color, intrigue and natural beauty, offering visitors an impressive insight into marine life.

Getting There

Located near Tartini Square in Piran’s city center, the museum is easily accessible on foot. As Piran is mostly a car-free town, park your vehicle in one of the public lots on the outskirts of the town and proceed either on foot or by shuttle to the city center.


The Collection: The museum displays over 4,000 shell species from all the oceans and seas around the globe. It offers a rare chance to see items like the world’s largest clam and devil’s fingers corals.

Educational Information: The museum provides extensive background info on shells, their formation, collection, species and more.

Tickets & Pricing

There’s an admission fee to enter the museum. For the exact pricing, visit the museum’s official website or inquire at the entrance.

Shopping & Dining

The museum shop has an array of shell-themed items and unique marine souvenirs. While the museum doesn’t offer dining facilities, it’s adjacent to Tartini Square, where numerous cafes and restaurants are located.


  • Children often find the museum fascinating – it’s an excellent place for a family visit.
  • Take your time to appreciate the diversity and intricacies of the shells on display.
  • Look into guided tours to get an in-depth understanding of the exhibits.

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