Belleview Shell Collection

Rare and spectacular!

For more than 40 years, this private collections has been drawing visitors to marvel at some 30,000 shells and other specimens. Shell collecting has been a passion for Peter Ignoti since he was a child, and he and wife Kath maintain contact with enthusiasts around the world. Part of the collection has been presented to create a visually beautiful experience for visitors, and part has been arranged according to family groups, accompanied by latin names. This is the other 'Margaret River classic'!


10291 Bussell Highway
Witchcliffe WA 6286

Opening Hours
Open Saturdays and Sundays, and every day during school and public holidays. Confirm opening times during Winter.

Some of the many incredible specimens contained in this collection are the Paper Nautili. These ones are from Flinders Island in South Australia. The body of the shell is used as a brood chamber for...

The collection is international in its scope, but you can also see beautiful local shell and crustacea specimens, such as these. The King crab lives amongst other sea creatures in a 'dry aquarium' and...

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