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Turks & Caicos National Museum

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Address: Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
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+1 649-946-2160

A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments...

A look into the rich history of the Caribbean: museum featuring fragments of a wrecked Spanish sailing ship from the early 1500s.

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Charming and educational

A lovely little museum packed with a wide variety of exhibits, all very interesting. A great way to escape the sun for a bit or to pass a brief rainy spell.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely little museum packed with a wide variety of exhibits, all very interesting. A great way to escape the sun for a bit or to pass a brief rainy spell.

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Midlothian, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes! Stopped by Christmas Day. One of the very few places open that day. Bryan is wonderful. Gave a tour of the museum and the gardens. Definitely worth the time.

Thank msmbrewer
Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but very extensive museum that captures the local history. We thought it would be a 20 minute visit but it turned out to be almost an hour and a half as we thoroughly enjoyed all the exhibits. Well done to the curators.

Thank Scott W
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the caribbean area. There are exhibits on the indigenous people, the lighthouse, shipwrecks, the sea wall, diving and space flight. The gift shop is free to shop at and there are some really nice gifts available. The video presentation on the "Mysterious Shipwreck" is very well done.

Thank TimothyS2
Osoyoos, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour stopped right outside this quaint, information-packed museum. For a good overview of the geology and history of the island, including John Glenn's famous touchdown, don't miss this volunteer-run museum. The museum is thorough, interesting and well-presented especially considering the small population of the island. You might find a few treasures in the gift shop too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

For $5 you get value for your money. Very well laid out and interesting, lots to see and you really get to know the history of the island. The picture is of a 1000 yr old seat.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

the museum is small but is informative and the staff there is very good. The entrance fee is $5. You start off with a guide who shows you the display that is thought to be of the Pinta. They also show you other parts of the museum and then you are on your own. There is a replica of the... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

As my wife and I meandered through the Historic Downtown we decided to pay the small fee and go into the museum. We were greeted by a very pleasant and informative guide who told us many facts and answered all of our questions. If you love the history and culture of places you visit then the Turks and Caicos National... More 

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Allison, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A small little museum that shows good information on OLD ship wrecks and the history of the islands. Was staffed by very friendly and helpful people. It was a delight to visit and cost only $5. Just wish we had more time, as we squeezed our visit into a 20 minute stop on our island tour. My advice is to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

For a small museum, it is well staffed and provides nice insight into island history and mischievous endeavors. Worth the stop if you're in the area and interested in history.


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