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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
+1 649-244-2160
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank twisk19380
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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Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was our second trip to this museum. We were worried the hurricane might have destroyed the contents. Very small but we'll worth the $5 admission. Weapons from knives to cannons taken from a local wreck. The wreck was Spanish and dates to around the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Russell F
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Cutest little museum, with an old ship wreck. Felt right, given this was not in some museum thousands of miles away in another crowded city, but at home in the caribbean.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank shruthi v
Reviewed July 5, 2018

The Turks and Caicos National Museum is a "must-see" during a visit to Grand Turk! The exhibits are very informative - the people working there are very knowledgeable! What a great lesson in history, and so very interesting!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We went to the national museum not expecting too much since it was so small. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful exhibits. We spent over an hour learning the history of salt production on Grand Turk. They had a very interesting display outlining the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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James A
March 18, 2015|
Response from GuinepHouse | Property representative |
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