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Turks & Caicos National Museum

Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
649-946-2160
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Grand Turk
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Type: History Museums
Description: A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments of a wrecked Spanish sailing ship from the early 1500s.
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S.E. USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took a 5 dollar per person taxi ride from the cruise center to get here only to find it was still closed. The schedules posted contradicted each other as to when it would open on Thursdays so we hung around for a while and luckily it did open at 10am that day. You can cover the small museum easily... More

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Central Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to get info on the Turks and Caicos. We took our daughter, and since we homeschool, this was part of her geography class.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Found it to be very expensive for transportation into town. The museum is small, but informative. Probably the best venue in town. Next time I'll make it a beach day right there at the port!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a stop on our little "tour" of the island. There was not much to see. And it was hot in there. We LOVED the area outside though! It was like a little horticultural park with plant samples and thier names which was neat because we didn't expect Grand Turk to be so desert-like. So it was interesting to... More

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22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were on a ship's excursion which included this museum and it was the highlight of the tour! Our guide was great and she told us about the shipwrecks there and the history of the island. It was so interesting and we enjoyed it very much.

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Alpharetta
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62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice little place to visit for about an hour. Not much history, but the museum does a nice job nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ok, first off I have to declare a little subjective attitude toward this place as it was originally my fathers first home when he arrived on the island as a civil engineer for the Public Works Department in the late 60's early 70's. He would sit on the upstairs veranda in the evening with a beer and watch the sun... More

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Sayre, PA
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had a short time to visit this museum with my 8-year-old granddaughter so we did our own tour and tried to take in the displays without stopping for a lot of reading. I wouldn't say this museum is for young children with all the maps and written information and don't feel I gained much by such a quick visit.... More

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Georgia
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16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This small 2 story museum is definitely worth a visit, especially if you want to understand the history of this small island. We were met by Fred who started the tour with a 8 minute video. The video gave us an overview of the history of the island and the artifacts that were in it. We spent about 45 minutes... More

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San Francisco, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Inside this small old colonial museum one can get a great little overview of the history of the islands and it's peoples. And not to be missed are the exhibits on Molasses Reef and John Glenn. I never even knew about the connection to the US Space program of Grand Turk! Definitely worth the stop if you are visiting this... More

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