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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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Crystal Clear Water, Lighthouse, Horses, Space Capsules, We must be in Grand Turk!

We made our way to Grand Turk by way of the Carnival Liberty. Grand Turk is a desert island with wild horses and goats, salt ponds and yep, that crystal clear water! We had never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Grand Turk Island was not my idea of a caribbean paradice. it was a big sand bar in the ocean. I stopped there on a cruise. we rented a golf cart. you can get from one end of the island to the other in 15 min or less and there really isnt anything to see but sand and donkeys. the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We made our way to Grand Turk by way of the Carnival Liberty. Grand Turk is a desert island with wild horses and goats, salt ponds and yep, that crystal clear water! We had never been there and I was simply amazed at how crystal clear the water is. OMG…you can see right to the bottom! We took a walk... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not exactly a museum, but a collection of curios. The highlight of the area is the touchdown of Mercury capsule, back in the 60's. Around the island there are a few replica Mercury capsules erected as memorials of this historic event. The museum experience consists of a video of the capsule recovery, and some other facts about the area around... More 

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 5 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 65 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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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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