Drop in for the eye candy...
Stay for the science
Photo by Henry Domke

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum offers more than 30 permanent exhibits, as well as a small variety of temporary exhibits. In addition to providing spectacular shells to look at, we offer insights into many of the shells that have played vital roles in history, culture, art, design, medicine, and more.

We're passionate about offering in-depth information on local shelling and identification. We also provide an exquisite variety of exotic shells from around the world - giving you the chance to see and learn about many shells you most likely never knew existed!