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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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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 local History stop

The national museum is worth the visit. Very reasonable entry fee ($5) and the manager is very knowledgeable. You can spend as much time as you like and wonder around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
SUSICH
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EAST LIVERPOOL

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EAST LIVERPOOL
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The national museum is worth the visit. Very reasonable entry fee ($5) and the manager is very knowledgeable. You can spend as much time as you like and wonder around the building. The tour guide only is with you for about 5 minutes but is available for any questions.

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Houston Texas
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a taxi to Cockburn Town from the cruise center. It was $5 per person each way. We walked back (do not recommend doing this). It was about an hour walk but there aren't any sidewalks so we were walking along the road most of the time. The museum has a lot of artifacts, information, and exhibits. We spent... More 

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Thank TexansFan2011
London
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389 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit here, it's a great little museum with lots of artefacts laid out in a comprehensive way. You could spend way more time than you realised here. A little gem.

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Thank FionaLondon
NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is loaded with local information. It was staffed by two wonderful ladies the day of my visit. They too effort to explain everything and seemed to love their work. Good source for local lunch spots also. I think the museum is only open when a cruise ship is in port. Check ahead.

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Thank Salvatore M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty decent way to spend an hour, especially when the weather is particularly steamy. The exhibits are more like snapshots into various moments of the island's history. Some are quite impressive and kid friendly. I enjoyed information about John Glenn's landing. The gift shop, like the museum as a whole, is a little small and cramped but charming.

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

No one was visiting the museum when we were there. It's only 5 bucks to get in and well worth it. Very informative and educational. The tour guide gets you started, then you can walk around a bit and look at the exhibit. The gift shop sells locally made souvenirs and the shopkeeper was lovely. We bought several things and... More 

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Tamworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Please,Please go in and have a look......it really is a very good museum and Fred makes the history come alive.......The lady on reception is such a wonderful person and very knowledgeable about the island.....also ask if you can see the Kitchen!! red bricks from England :-)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The museum is much like the rest of the buildings at the capital....in need of paint, repair, loving care, and to become a working village....people who take pride in there history......so much to offer.....

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Jarratt, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We wandered into T&C NM while on an excursion from our cruise ship. Nikki greeted us as we entered the gift shop. She is a delightful lady who speaks English, German, and French. She and her husband (I think his name is Fred) run the place. I bought a beautiful tight handwoven basket for $60. It is quite similar to... More 

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Chamblee, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I didn't think much of this modest looking building on the dilapidated waterfront but I am so glad we went in. I don't know another place where you can see parts of what is likely Columbus ship The Pinta next to a salute to the first mission to orbit earth.

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