Adventures - Portorož - Piran

Dive into the magical world of shells

Over 4000 different specimens of shellfish and snails from all the seas and continents of the world as well as from many caves, lakes and rivers are awaiting you in the Piran Shells and Snail Museum. 
4,00 €/ person

The specimens of our Slovenian sea have a special place and significance. The museum is the only one of its kind in Slovenia and a rare example of its kind in the world. It holds not only “sea” representatives, but also specimens found in rivers, lakes, caves as well as fossils and different other creatures who share the seabed with shellfish and marine gastropods, such as crabs, starfish, sea urchin etc.

Foto: Jim Kirklin


The museum is designed in a highly informative manner promoting environmental awareness and nature conservation. Its visit is a unique and unforgettable experience. The museum is constantly expanding and improving with new specimens and stories and no matter how often you visit, it will always surprise you with something new.You can see the shell of the biggest snail in the world, shells of snails so rare that only tribal chiefs of distant islands were allowed to wear, shiny shells that were once used for buying slaves, shells with amazing patterns, pearls, etc. You simply can’t imagine all the creatures that adorn the seabed!

Entrance fee (per person): 
  • Adults: 4,00 €
  • Students, high school students, adults groups (over 10 person): 3,00 €
  • Elementary school groups: 2,00 €
  • Preschool groups: 1,00 €
  • Families: 10,00 €
  • Guiding (pre-reservation): 1,00 €

Foto 3: Filippo Borghi