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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 4 days ago

This is a great little museum--for a $5 fee! There is a great exhibit with many items recovered from what may have been Christopher Columbus' Pinta, super informative displays about the history of the salt business, and gracious hosts who are glad to answer your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OregonLawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with lots of history. Good guide. Nice little gift shop. Sells t shirts and a variety of items along with laminated maps for Walking and Driving Bird Tours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Traci H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum is small yet provides and excellent overview of the history of Turks & Caicos; the people, pirates, and much more. There's also a small shop where you can buy souvenirs and items like artwork made by local residents.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MelanieW542
Reviewed January 15, 2019

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 January 6, 2019 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 January 5, 2019

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 December 29, 2018

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
Thank Roberto R
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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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