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“A great little museum, with a fabulous old wreck.”

Turks & Caicos National Museum
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Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
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Land and Sea Tour in Grand Turk
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Owner description: A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments of a wrecked Spanish sailing ship from the early 1500s.
Oakland, CA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A great little museum, with a fabulous old wreck.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Be sure to ask for Nikki's tour and talk about the Molasses Reef wreck. a fun time in a 200-year-old house. don't miss it!

Visited July 2012
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Newtown Square, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A very small museum”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

It is very small, and if you are not interested in the specific history ans some artifiacts, do not bother.

Visited December 2011
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Connecticut
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“Nice little museum with interesting exhibits”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

We were in town as part of a Carnival cruise. We took a cab from the cruse terminal to Cockburn Town ($5 for each of us). He dropped us off in front of the National Museum of the Turks and Caicos. The Museum is located in the Guinep house which was built over 200 years ago. Admission was $5 for cruise ship passengers.

Inside, a guide gave us a brief lecture about the museum and then showed us a short film before we walked around to look at the exhibits. They had remains of what is the oldest shipwreck found in the western hemisphere. (Molasses Reef shipwreck)

In addition, they had a small display about the Mercury astronaut John Glenn, whose spacecraft splashed down about a mile from Grand Turk 50 years ago.

While it is not a big museum, we found it interesting.

Visited May 2012
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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice place to cool off”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Small but well done museum and very frendly staff. Most is about the early boat wrecks found around Grand Turk and the proess of bring up the items. Just a cool place if walking arond town to have a sit and cool off.

Visited April 2012
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Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Surprisingly nice museum”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a little gem of a museum. They have done very nice job of putting together thoughtful exhibits that keep you engaged. The staff knows their stuff and are very willing to spend time with visitors. The museum's main focus is a shipwreck found in the area with good explanation of the artifacts and the history. They take an evenhanded position on the controversy of Columbus landing. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited March 2012
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