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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 #5 of 12 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Found it to be very expensive for transportation into town. The museum is small, but informative. Probably the best venue in town. Next time I'll make it a beach day right there at the port!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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