The Beihai Shell Carving Museum is a national grade 3A level tourist area, which is situated at 6 Yuncang Road in Beihai city, Guangxi province. It is the first museum in the country on the theme of shell carvings. "Pass on the art of Beihai shell carving, promote traditional Chinese culture" is the mission of the museum. With sightseeing tourism at its core, it has the history of shells and the artistic culture of shell carving as its main threads. It has specially established the shell carving historical cultural origins area, the object production area, the treasures of the town area and other zones. It calls upon those from all walks of life to actively contribute to the imparting and preservation of traditional handicraft arts. Within the museum, they have conserved upwards of 1,000 precious shell artifacts and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlaid articles, as well as more than 100 shell-carving pieces of masterful quality.