Wellington Shell Club
The Wellington Shell Club is for anyone interested in shell collecting (marine & land) or conchology generally.
The club has monthly meetings at different locations in the greater Wellington region and makes occasional field trips to other parts of New Zealand. The club publishes a monthly newsletter and an annual publication, Cookia.
Adults and children interested in shells (both marine & land) from New Zealand or overseas are invited to join the club.
The first New Zealand Shell Show was held in 1995. The most recent national shell show was hosted by the Wellington Shell Club in 2015.
If you have any queries about New Zealand or foreign shells or a general shell related enquiry please e-mail us.
We Buy Sea Shells $$$
The Wellington Shell Club is interested in acquiring shell collections, small or large and individual shells.
shells in good condition which are not broken or beach worn are the
most desirable. New Zealand shells are usually preferred over foreign
shells and shells or collections with individual collection data are
generally more interesting than those with none. Nevertheless, many
shell collections often contain a few gems which are sought after by
If you have shells or a shell collection for sale or to donate to the Wellington Shell Club please contact us for an initial discussion. If necessary an on-site assessment can be arranged. There are club members located in most parts of New Zealand.
Wellington Shell Club Publications Index: The fully searchable PDF of all club publications, including Volume 27 of Cookia, has been updated and is available on the publications page.
Gallery: A wide selection of photographs featuring some recent club activities has been added to the Gallery page.
Booklist: The Booklist has been updated.
WSC Constitution: A copy of the Constitution is now available on the Member resources page.
(page last updated September 2016)