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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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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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A must see while visiting

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 April 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... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

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Thank joanntonks
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This a good little museum to learn about the island and other turks and Caicos islands. It was inexpensive and definitely learned a lot if you take your time.

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Thank Rosie M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This museum covers a little bit of the islands history, early settlers, salt making, early divers, lighthouse and a sunken ship from the early 1500's that was found in the mid 1970's. Not the entire ship but a lot of great finds. Definitely worth a trip.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is one of those hidden gems that you could pass right by. There is quite a lot of great history to Grand Turks inducing the oldest ship wreck in the western hemisphere (possible one of Columbus' ships) and John Glen's landing off the shore of the island. It is air conditioned (a bonus on a hot day) and was... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Typical small town museum not worth the $5 entrance fee. I was told it contained a picture of my brother's dive operation some 34 years ago, but they did not know about this

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Moncton
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

What an interesting place, lots of history here. We love this island too. Friendly people, everyone knows everyone.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Tells the local story superbly, within the context of other events in the area. While only open when cruise ships in port, well worth getting to the museum from the ship via local taxi. You can do the tour in an hour, or, if you are like me, read every explanation and ask lots of questions and make the visit... More 

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