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It was founded by a diver 1

It was founded by a diver

The Corfu Shell Museum was started by a diver and deep-sea collector, Napoleontas Sagias in 1989. He had earlier lived in Australia for more than 20 years and finally when he returned to his homeland, this initiative was taken up by him. The museum is set in a modern-looking building that is just two km from the Benitses village. The village is a highly frequented tourist placed of Corfu. Exhibits, in excess of 10,000 have been housed here and these are all looked after properly by the founder and his family. 

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Expect a large variety in this museum 2

Expect a large variety in this museum

Napoleon’s diving adventures with his team in the Indian and Pacific Oceans fetched him a large number of different catches. It includes conches, fossils, corals, shark and shark teeth, crabs, sea snakes, shells, sponges, stuffed fish, sea urchins, lobsters, and many other aquatic life forms. All of these can be expected in the museum so that they add a lot of variety to the collection. A whale skeleton is also present here that adds to the considerable excitement that can build up while looking at the items.

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It also has some stunning items 3

It also has some stunning items

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There is a large interest in this museum 4

There is a large interest in this museum

The Corfu Shell Museum is, no doubt, a treasure trove for many rarely-found species so that many people from across the world visit here. Practically, shells and fishes from the Fiji Islands, Australia’s Coral Dam, Samoa Islands, and the Philippines are on display here.  A particular shell, known as the Melo Amphora belongs to the Volutidae family and is considered to be the biggest in the world. It is generally found in the Dampier archipelago’s Rosemary Island off the northern coast of Australia. 

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The museum is open on all days 5

The museum is open on all days

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