Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Shell Lounge

For 40 years Fred and Myrtle Flutey decorated their home with thousands of paua shells that Fred collected from a nearby beach. Word spread of their wonderfully kitsch shell living room and soon it became quite the tourist attraction.

When the Fluteys died in the early 2000s, their grandson loaned the shell collection to the Canterbury Museum. You can now visit an exact replica of the Flutey's suburban living room in the Canterbury Museum.

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Shell Lounge