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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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Most unusual little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. While it is not a very big museum, there are a lot of interesting local artifacts, including items from a local shipwreck. Well thought out displays give you a great way to connect with the past.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a gem of a museum. Loads of things to see related to shipwrecks, the lighthouse, diving, history of the island and its people. Videos and artefacts and very helpful staff, plus a very small gift shop. Excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Be warned- the museum is only open when cruise ships are in port. The museum is an interesting window into the history of the area. The centerpiece is probably the old Spanish shipwreck, dating back to approx. 1513. The wreck has yet to be identified, but because of the nature and type of artifacts found, it can be dated pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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.

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Osoyoos, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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