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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan
Published March 10th 2017
She sells sea shells by the sea shore
While on a recent trip to Rockhampton and Gracemere, I ventured to the coastal town of Yeppoon. As usual, I like to visit the Visitor Information Centre and learn more about the destination and this time, I received a great surprise.

Yeppoon Shell World Museum, Yeppoon, Shells, sea shells

Just up a few stairs, I found Yeppoon's Shell World Museum a fantastic display of sea shells and well worth a visit. I don't recall ever seeing such a great display all wonderfully collected and displayed by the members of the Keppel Bay Shell Club.

Shell Museum, Yeppoon, Visitor INformation Centre, shells

This vast collection of shells on display, each with a neat card with details, needs an hour or more to see it all.

For those folk who like to decorate their homes with shells, you will find shells of all shapes and sizes on sale too.

sea shells, Shell Museum, Yeppoon,

The Shell Club has been in operation since 1962, and the members not only collect, clean and prepare the shells for display, but volunteer to work behind the counter, share information and process sales.

sea shells, Shell Museum, Yeppoon, sea shells

There are quite a few gift items, most with a shell theme available for sale. Some great birthday or Christmas gift ideas.

Yeppoon, Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre, Shell World

After my visit, the old tongue twister came to mind. Almost everyone has tried it. She sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore Then on doing some research, I found this fascinating story about Mary Anning who was the inspiration behind the tongue twister. You can read the story here.

If you visit with children, you can have some fun with the Tongue Twister too.

She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

The display is open 7 days a week, and has wheelchair access. There are public toilet facilities too.
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Why? See grand collection of over 20,000 Shells
When: Open 7 Days a week 9 am to 5 pm
Phone: (07) 49 250 085
Where: In Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
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Congrats DI! I love Yeppoon but this is a new addition since I was last there.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1501) 2155 days ago
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