Worldwide Record-Size Shells

Before heading to the beach...
Visit us to learn to recognize Sanibel's

From great to small, we've got it all! The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is fortunate to have on display some of the largest record-holding shells in the entire world! Among other record-size shells, you'll see the largest known representatives on record of four very large species: the Goliath conch, the lightning whelk, the Atlantic trumpet triton, and the horse conch.

Exhibit sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club