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Address: Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
Phone Number: 649-946-2160
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Description: A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments...
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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Delightful way to spend an hour or two

Very interesting museum! There are many interesting displays in a small historic building. And a great view of the ocean. There were many interesting things to learn about Turks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Small museum space-wise but well worth the visit. The staff was informative and the presentations and artifacts were fascinating. Exhibits were diverse.

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Lincoln, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very interesting museum! There are many interesting displays in a small historic building. And a great view of the ocean. There were many interesting things to learn about Turks & Caicos--including the first European ship to wrecked in the Americas is there. Also, the staff/volunteers there are very knowledgeable about the exhibits and tell a good history about them. However,... More 

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Auburn, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A small but interesting museum. Displays are varied and info includes shipwreck info, indigious people, and even the building itself. Balcony porch has nice view of the blue water. The gift shop has some local made products that are interesting and worth looking at for purchase.

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vancouver
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157 reviews 157 reviews
41 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Enjoyed this little museum in town. The volunteers were helpful and we squeezed in a visit past the closing time. Interesting info on the history of the island including the nasa mission and the free diving competition . The souvenir counter had some lovely locally made crafts too. Love my beachglass necklace

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Tucson, Arizona
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180 reviews 180 reviews
49 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The tour starts by viewing a short video about a team of divers that resurrected a sunken ship, interesting. There are various exhibits and one for Friendship 7 that landed in the waters of Grand Turk. If you have 30 minutes or so, it is worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,824 reviews 1,824 reviews
1,201 attraction reviews
1,965 helpful votes 1,965 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Its small, intimate and nicely curated, eminently fascinating with its primary exhibit, the oldest European shipwreck. Yet there are superb examples of the rich tapestry that early civilizations contributed well before Columbus's arrival. Liked the coin and stamp collection but what stole the show for me was the 1000 year old Lucayan seat carved from a single piece of wood,... More 

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Cockburn Town, Grand Turk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Turks & Caicos National museum is a an absolute historical gem, packed to the rafters with incredible displays, knowledgeable staff and well a stocked shop selling authentic TCI merchandise, largely made by local craftsmen. The museum is run entirely by private contributions and receives no money from the government. Please visit the museum whilst on Grand Turk and by... More 

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Fort Worth
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We took a tour in Turks and Caicos and it included their National Museum on Front Street. We were very impressed with all the information and the presentation. We enjoyed learning about the ship wreck and about the geographical features of the area. The building was full of history as well. The town people are very proud of their community... More 

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GuinepHouse, Manager at Turks & Caicos National Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking the time out to write this lovely review. We are delighted that we had the opportunity to share our history and culture with you. We would love to welcome you again on a return visit to our island. More 

Sussex, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Small BUT very informative museum. Very friendly people working there. Interesting shipwreck artifacts which my husband and I are both into. We highly recommend stopping at this museum.

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GuinepHouse, Manager at Turks & Caicos National Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. Please visit us again soon. More 

Grand Turk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Private museum with many historic artifacts...1 is a chair that's over 1000 years old, only 3 known in existence, and 1 is housed in the Smithsonian Museum

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Address: Address: Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
Phone Number: 649-946-2160
Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Grand Turk

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