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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 #6 of 14 attractions in Grand Turk
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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Niagara Falls, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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60 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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New Delhi, India
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Turks & Caicos National Museum located on the seashore is anything but spectacular! It is fairly small place with some exhibits - in keeping with the size of the islands.

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Derbyshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I much prefer a small museum, and this one lived up to my expectations. A good range of well presented exhibits, friendly staff and a good shop. Within walking distance of the Salt Raker Inn, and across the road from the sea. The island has a fascinating history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was such a neat find along the downtown area. We spent less than an hour but is was well worth the trip!

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