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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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While it doesn't look like much, the Turks and Caicos National Museum exceeded our exceptions. It is small, rustic, and well designed. The downstairs is devoted entirely to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bozeman, Montana
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

While it doesn't look like much, the Turks and Caicos National Museum exceeded our exceptions. It is small, rustic, and well designed. The downstairs is devoted entirely to the Molasses Reef ship wreck, the oldest know ship wreck in the Caribbean. They naturally make the claim this could be the Pinta from Columbus but take that for what it is,... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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122 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The National Museum is located in a 200 year old house. We are greeted by a friendly staff person who provides us with some information about the exhibits and shows us a short video. As a history buff, it was interesting to me to hear about mystery ship wreck discovered in the 1970's and the possibility that it might be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was excited to see this museum based on their website and other reviews from this site. We stopped in and were a bit disappointed by the size of the museum. It was well laid out and had some interesting artifacts, but was really only about a 20 minute walk through to see everything. If you are on a tour... More 

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Jackson, Ohio
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70 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were on a tram tour of the island and this was one of the stops. It costs $5 for admission and takes about 15 minute to look at everything. Nothing out of the ordinary here but I guess worth a look for the money.

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Aberdeen
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As part of an island tour we stopped off at this museum it is quite small but it packs quite a little punch you get a short video and a brief chat from the museum tour guide who chats briefly about the ship wrecks and the famous pinto ship which is yet to be found, there some exhibits down stairs... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our museum, I often hear expressions from persons that are pleasantly surprised given our size, but I quite like yours. I apologize for the stairway. We have tried to find a way to make the second floor more accessible for persons with disabilities but it has proved to be... More 

New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The museaum was very well laid out and informative. The history of the island was very interesting and the dive wreck artifacts most impressive. The tour guide was incrediably knowledgeable.

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

Thank you for your complimentary review. We are delighted that you gave us the opportunity to share the history of the islands with you. Do visit us again. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a great hour or so in this museum on our tour. Cost was minimal but they did an excellent job with their displays. As stated many about the archeological site regarding the Spanish ship as well as the space program. Nice little gift shop and bought a children's book for my grandkids. They also sell cold water or... More 

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

I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for taking the time out to write this great review. Hope you come back to visit us again soon. More 

Naantali, Finland
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630 reviews 630 reviews
339 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

To be honest, there is not that many major attractions in Grand Turk, so this little museum is kind of a must see. Old two storey house which focus on Turks & Caicos history, mainly Columbus's(?!) old ship wreck and John Glenn's space mission. At 5€ entrance fee you also get little introduction from their informative guide. Nice views to... More 

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