Port Gamble, Washington: Of Sea and Shore Museum

One of the largest displays of shells in the world -- and it's on the second floor of a general store.

Port Gamble General Store

32400 NE Rainier Ave., Port Gamble, WA
On the second floor of the General Store in Port Gamble. It's the last building on the right before you can't drive any further north.
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sea shell collection.

Port Gamble General Store and Shell Collection

This is a general store turned into a store with a restaurant and town history museum downstairs. Upstairs, for free, is the world's largest seashell collection. Free to the public. A must stop.

[Yondering, 05/25/2014]

Of Sea and Shore Museum.

Of Sea and Shore Museum

The museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of mollusks, and features one of the largest displays of shells in the world. It started as a high school biology project and has continued to grow over the past 40 years with a collection representing 40 different countries.

[Doug, 05/28/2013]

The humble, everyday mollusk deserves its moment of fame, although we prefer celebrity shells such as this.

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