Bangkok Sea Shell Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์เปลือกหอยกรุงเทพฯ) is located on Silom Road next to Soi Silom 23, opposite the Lerdsin Hospital. It is created from the intention of a sea shell collector and two-time winner on sea shells of the "Faen Phan Thae"(real fan) TV programme, Mr.Somwang Patthamakhanthin and Ms. Oraphin Sirirat who has loved sea shells since her childhood. It is a three-storey building, exhibiting different kinds of sea shells; such as, giant sea shells and sea shells of bivalve molluscs in beautiful colours from every corner of the world, rarely found sea shells of Hoi Bia (marine shells in the family of Cypraeidea) and cones that can kill a human by only attacking with its poisonous dart, as well as shells of land snails and freshwater mollsces. In addition, there is a display of unusual sea urchins and an exhibition of artwork about sea shells.
The museum is open daily from 10.00 a.m.- 9.00 p.m. to the general public to get more knowledge about sea shells. Admission is 200 Baht per person. For more information, contact Ms. Sirinthip at Tel. 08 9681 3814