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Turks & Caicos National Museum

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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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Great Little Museum

As part of an island tour we stopped off at this museum it is quite small but it packs quite a little punch you get a short video and a brief chat from the museum tour guide who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Aberdeen
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

As part of an island tour we stopped off at this museum it is quite small but it packs quite a little punch you get a short video and a brief chat from the museum tour guide who chats briefly about the ship wrecks and the famous pinto ship which is yet to be found, there some exhibits down stairs... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The museaum was very well laid out and informative. The history of the island was very interesting and the dive wreck artifacts most impressive. The tour guide was incrediably knowledgeable.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a great hour or so in this museum on our tour. Cost was minimal but they did an excellent job with their displays. As stated many about the archeological site regarding the Spanish ship as well as the space program. Nice little gift shop and bought a children's book for my grandkids. They also sell cold water or... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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283 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

To be honest, there is not that many major attractions in Grand Turk, so this little museum is kind of a must see. Old two storey house which focus on Turks & Caicos history, mainly Columbus's(?!) old ship wreck and John Glenn's space mission. At 5€ entrance fee you also get little introduction from their informative guide. Nice views to... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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219 reviews 219 reviews
100 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were on our ship's excursion which included a stop at this little museum. This small two story museum is worth a visit, especially if you want to learn more about the history of the island and island life of this small Caribbean island. The guide was very informative and told us about the shipwrecks there and the history of... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and gift shop. Enjoy the rest of your journey and we wish you the very best for 2015. More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This museum offered us some comfort after the shock of discovering that downtown is nothing but a tiny street with 3-4 small shops (with 3 stray cats and 2 hungry wild dogs). The lady at reception was very helpful and kind, but there isn't much to see. I don't think that Grand Turk should be on any cruise tour as... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is worth a visit, but it is small and will not take too much of your time up. It has a great collection of old photos which shows how Grand Turk used to be.

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

Glad you liked the old photos, they are a great window into the past. Thank you for your kind review. More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

this museum has a lot of interesting information and artefacts from the molasses bay shipwreck. Also has an excellent shop

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

Thank you for visiting us and for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not much to see here at all. A few artifacts from pirate days. On the other hand, there's not much to see in downtown Grand Turk! There is a sign that purports to say Columbus landed here. Stay in the cruise port, more to see there.

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

Thank you for your review, and sorry you missed seeing the exhibits on the second floor. The museum has two stories of exhibits. The artifacts on the first floor are from the oldest shipwreck in the Western Hemisphere, a ship that wrecked in 1513. On the second floor there are exhibits about the geological and cultural history of the island,... More 

Irwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very nice exhibits for a small museum with only private funding. Informative as well as educational. I was very impressed with the Arawak Indian artifacts. A real plus was the gift ship that sold locally made souvenirs. The entry fee of $5.00 was very reasonable.

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

Thank you for your complimentary review. We proudly promote and support our local artisans and we are happy that you appreciate that. Please do come and visit us again sometime. More 

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