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Turks & Caicos National Museum

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A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments of a wrecked Spanish sailing ship from the early 1500s. Learn about the history of the Turks & Caicos Islands including the Salt Industry, John Glenn splash down, Lucayan...more
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Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Super nice folks working there, but the place is super old and the exhibit needs some updating/ work. The content is ok, although I really wanted more info on the island history instead of sunken ships. It's worth going to if you are staying on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bethshoelady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love visiting museums in my travels, a great way to learn the local history. Be sure to visit the gift shop and pick up the children’s book about the donkeys.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ReBoopie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally engaging exhibits, really interesting and informative about the history of this wonderful island nation. A highlight of our visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tristan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the nicest small maritime museum we have seen. The exhibits were well done and the guide knowledgeable. Thought we would spend 10 minutes, but ended up staying an hour and a half! Definitely worth a stop!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Will open soon hopefully. It houses a lot of ship wrecks some of them from the 15th and 16th centuries. Unfortunately now it’s not open to the public because it was severely damaged by a recent hurricane.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a grand time. Fred, museum guide, was delightful and very knowledgeable. AC was a nice change from the blistering hot day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

On Thanksgiving 2018 i travels to Turks & Caicos with FATHOM sailing on the Royal Princess Cruise. We are a group that does volunteer Social Impact excursions in ports connecting travelers, tourists and communities. During this stop at Grand Turk my group of 50+ members...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Learn about the Grand Turks history and see various relics found in the waters around the island. Be sure to check out the replica space capsule like splashed down near the island (the real one was taken back to NASA). I think admission was $5.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank indianajones47150
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This family friendly museum provides a great way to spend an hour or two in Grand Turk. Directly across from a beautiful beach and within walking distance of several small shops and restaurants. It is small, but worth every minute. Guides are really knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kelley S
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Located right across from the beach in Cockburn, this small museum has a nice collection of artifacts relaying the history of the island. The docent was an especially nice touch providing background on the exhibits and answering our questions. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: July 2018
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James A
March 18, 2015|
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The museum is approximately three and a half miles from the cruise port. Yes, some people opt to walk. A taxi cost US $5.00 per person. The museum is in the historic Cockburn Town, it is beautiful quaint town steeped in... More
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