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Treasures from the Deep Opal and Shell Museum

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Address: 142 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4472 7248

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Cute little museum

Was a bit crowded and there were only three families. But you can tell that the owner is very proud of his displays and does a great job in a really small place.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Greater Canberra, Australia
via mobile

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner was very rude. He treated my 8 year old son (with special needs) with total disrespect. He would not answer my son's one question. He said that questions tie up his time. There was no one else in the shop so, in turn, he was not busy. We left without even looking inside.

Thank Toni C
Greater Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was a bit crowded and there were only three families. But you can tell that the owner is very proud of his displays and does a great job in a really small place.

Thank fe47838
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Not a patch on the one at Port Stephens. Shells very expensive and you have to pay to view this underwhelming collection.

Thank kiwicurls
Broulee, Australia
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Really intriguing collection made over many years. if you like the marine environment and history, this is for you.

Thank BowerBirds
Forster, Australia
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247 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a great little museum, wouldn't think you could cram so much stuff in together but it still looks really good. Lots of things from the sea, from shark jaws to sea-shells to puffer fish and all things in between. Also a small opal section The owner is very friendly and likes a chat. He also helped us out... More 

Thank OzeeTraveller
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

For a contribution of $3 to enter you will find all things under the sea, it's a very tiny museum that is worth a visit.

Thank RachaelRobbo
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to this place after reading the reviews posted on this place. Owner was a very nice and well informed man especially on stones. He happily shared with my young children the types of opals and how they're mined etc. Small shop so don't set your expectations right and we'll before you go.

Thank fmastuki
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place to spend an hour. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and we learnt some really interesting facts about opals as well as sea creatures. An Aladdin's Cave of insects, sea creatures, snakes, shells and crustaceans. Only $1.50 entry fee which seemed very cheap for amassing all those artefacts and imparting all that information to us. A real learning experience... More 

Thank kiwitraveller55
Albury, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016

lots of interesting things to see and buy, very polite owner. my wife loved the gemstone displays. worth a visit.

Thank anth0nyk69
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Plenty to see here! The owner is amazing and very informative having been an opal miner himself. The museum is cute and quirky with plenty of variety. The price is $1.50pp or $3 per family which goes back into the museum! Had a great time here especially talking to the owner and how helpful he was.

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