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Turks & Caicos National Museum
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$99.99*
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Land and Sea Tour in Grand Turk
Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Grand Turk
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 paddle and duho and more!
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Don't miss this attraction if you're at all interested in learning more about Turks & Caicos Islands. While the exhibits are modest in presentation, the history is fascinating and complete.

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"ship wreck"
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"gift shop"
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"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"molasses reef"
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"western hemisphere"
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"interesting displays"
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"including items"
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"john glenn"
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"nice stop"
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"visiting grand turk"
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"history"
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"information"
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"pinta"
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

We stopped in here to read about the history on the island. Both the owners were very sweet and welcoming. They have a gift shop and there is a lot to see

Thank NateLinda
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

It's a small museum but it has some interesting fact/displays about the island. The staff is friendly and there is a gift shop if you want a memento from the island. You could bike/walk to it from downtown but parking might be an issue if you drive.

1  Thank DiveTraveler2010
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We had a day on Grand Turk and the museum was one of our first stops. We loved it -- good gift shop, very friendly staff, interesting displays, etc. And there is an outdoor deck upstairs with awesome views of the beach. The first floor is devoted mainly to the "mystery ship of molasses reef" and upstairs has a variety of exhibits, including a small room devoted to John Glenn's splashdown, pictures from the Queen's visit in 1966, etc. The introductory video on the mystery ship and the exhibit labels are genuinely informative. We were visiting for the day from Providenciales (not a cruise ship) and liked having the opportunity to learn about Grand Turk. It is hard to turn away from the spectacular beaches and sea of the Turks and Caicos, however, this museum is worth it.

1  Thank Scott G
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Find out about the famous 1600's ship wreck thought may be Columbus's Pinta.
Old artifacts and nice gift shop.

Thank joanntonks
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