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“The Hidden Gem of GRAND TURK, Turks and Caisos Islands”

Turks & Caicos National Museum
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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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Hidden Gem of GRAND TURK, Turks and Caisos Islands”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is a fabulous museum. It is smal but it is big it it's informationa dn presentation. It has all about John Glenns landing too for the USA and others. I haev been living part time in Providenciales and I return annually to the museum. Do make it your destination.

Also if you go during th ecruise ship times the Front Street has cute shopsss and best of al is the single shop with home made donut shpaed cookies by the pastor. Enjoy!!

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Visited March 2013
3 Thank Charlotte D
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Thonotosassa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A surprise in todays age and era...”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

A week ago (May 2013) I was in Grand Turk and chose to visit the National Museum. The Museum is located in a two store building that goes back many years to the British Colonial era. As we walked up to the entrance, a very charming woman met us and informed us of some of the viewing inside. There is a Five dollar fee for entry but was well worth it. Inside we viewed a short video on the ship wreck found on molassas cay, This site is believed to be from the early 1500s. The muesum also contained many local Native Indian and Age of Discovery items on display. To stand close to many of these 500 plus year old items did have a great pull to me. I also found that interfacing with the staff added greatly to the experence. The operatiors are from the current era of Grand Turk and had many observations of the recent times. The building is inside a small compound and has a seceond floor. The view from the second floor of the sea and surounding area could not be toped. The "blue wall" line could be clearly seen in the water. I could go into detail about the items on displya but I do not think there is enough space here for all of them. Lets say that this is one of the major stops that should be made when on this island. The downtown area where this museum is located is not a packed with tourist trap stores nor clip food places. No street hawkers for deals nor any of the glitz we normally see in tropical locations. AND the best part is that the kindness and niceness we saw is the normal way the people live on Grand Turk. Remember when times were like that?

Visited May 2013
7 Thank FloridaGreenFlash
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Grand Turk
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26 reviews
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“Great collection”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Very friendly staff...Unique collection...1000 year old chair(only 3 known in the world, 1 in the Smithsonian), 500 year old oar....great way to support an INDEPENDANT museum....
MOST cruise ship passengers are informed there is nothing to see downtown Grand Turk....UNTRUE if your looking for a picturesque walk along Front Street, beautiful multi colored ocean on one side and historical building on the other....VERY safe & tranquil....I would suggest a taxi to see the museum first, then walk back along Front Street & ask your taxi driver to pick you up at Osprey Hotel... Have lunch at the Sand Bar or The Osprey(both are right on the ocean)

Visited May 2013
6 Thank richard j
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good museum”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very interesting museum in an old colonial building and gives a good introduction to the life of the T&C

Visited November 2012
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St Paul
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great island history”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a very well organized museum with interesting information very well presented. As good as you'll find anywhere, and I love museums.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank seekayak
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