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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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New Carlisle, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There was plenty to see and do here, but chose to try and relax. We were cruising and this was our last stop before returning home. The beach was so busy and crowded, we just knew the ship had to be almost vacant. We returned to the ship and had a great time with no lines anywhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently visited this interesting and informative little museum as part of a tour of Grand Turk organised by our cruise ship. The guide in the museum had so much enthusiasm and obvious love for this museum and the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands she made the visit very exciting. Very interesting exhibits and some... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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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
Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos  >  Grand Turk

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