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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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Not what I expected from a national museum, but was very interesting. We were greeted by a guide. After a brief history we were allowed to wonder through the museum. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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1,690 reviews 1,690 reviews
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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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37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 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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Montreal
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This museum is full of history and interesting items. The displays are pleasant and the videos captivating. A definite must if you are in Grand Turk. We arrived before the opening so we visited the lovely museum garden and had some quiet time with a beautiful ocean view.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and that you were able to visit our Botanical and Culture Garden. Yes, the view is beautiful, do come and visit us again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not what I expected from a national museum, but was very interesting. We were greeted by a guide. After a brief history we were allowed to wonder through the museum. There were many interesting items that had to do with the history of the island.

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Harrison Twp, Mi
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7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Not nearly what I expected in a "National Museum." The proprietor who welcomed us, as this was a stop on our tour, was overly enthusiastic and excited in showing us the museums claim to fame.. the yet unnamed wreck, oldest in the area and it's artifacts. It begins with a 7 minute video in a cramped room, then you're free... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are located in a two hundred year old building and trying to maintain the integrity of the building does create certain constraints. We do aim to limit the numbers of persons in the video room by dividing up large tour groups to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for our guests. It seems that... More 

Carsonville, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

it was ok to see some of the history but not anything I would do again, the fact that the island has a reef around it may be a better idea to try doing a dive or snorkel trip if you are into that kind of thing

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Dededo, Mariana Islands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We checked out the Prison Museum which though small was rather interesting for us to visit. We do prison ministry and there were some guys in traditional prison outfits to have a picture with. We bought a prison key as a souvenir

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

You visited the Old Prison Museum. It is also located in Cockburn Town just about 5 mins away from the Turks and Caicos National Museum. So sorry you did not get to visit us on this trip, we hope that you will visit us whenever you return to our island. More 

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