Turks & Caicos National Museum

Turks & Caicos National Museum

Turks & Caicos National Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
A look into the rich history of the Turks & Caicos Islands: Two locations, Grand Turk, Front Street, Guinep House and Providenciales, Village at Grace Bay. Exhibits vary by location. Learn about historical events including a wrecked Spanish sailing ship from the early 1500, Salt Industry, John Glenn splash down, Lucayan artifacts, Heritage House and more! Hours vary at Grand Turk, open when the ships are in port. Providenciales open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am to 2pm.
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Cathy K
Midlothian, VA376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
WE VISITED THE MUSEUM ON PROVIDENCIALES, NOT GRAND TURK. The guide was very helpful and friendly. There is a small restroom on site. Lots of information about T&C, the beginning, shipwrecks, pirates, etc. We also visited the outdoor building, which represents the way homes used to be, back in the day. Also strolled though the gardens, which identify trees, bushes, plants & flowers and say their medicinal purpose or cooking ability. Small gift shop inside is great for souvenirs, etc.
Written 18 May 2024
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nzmommy
Tallahassee, FL212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This small museum includes a lot of interesting artifacts and information about the history of Turks & Caicos. We visited the main building on Front Street as part of a cruiseline excursion. The fresnel lantern was very interesting and it was nice that they had a switch that you could turn on to see it operate.

We spent some time in the courtyard doing a painting activity which was really nice and peaceful, and the garden/flowers in the yard were beautifully in bloom.

There is also a small gift shop.
Written 23 April 2024
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Karrie I
Grand Island, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Small museum with inside and outside history of the island. Only open Tuesday and Thursdays 10-2. The lady working was very knowledgeable and provided a guided tour of the outside area. Worth the stop.
Written 12 April 2024
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Lavena B
Turks and Caicos14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
.. sharing photos is the best thing we love to do on Saint Thomas Grand Turk "Grand Turk"..

...folks are friendly, always open to tell you a little about our 7 miles by 2 1/2 miles wide island... everyone knows everyone if you're a "local"...

Enjoy the local crafts, post cards and the smells and sounds of the beach! Don't forget to visit Rickies down the street (around the corner from the park) of the museum for a postaletta..think they're $1.50 now!

Smiles and flip flops!

Enjoy your stay!

Angel
Written 19 February 2023
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outspokenone
Brighton, Canada166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Nice little museum with lots of history to read and pictures and artifacts. We learned alot. Well worth doing. Be aware that its only open when the cruise ships are in (like most places on the Island).
Written 11 February 2023
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wheauxdat
Bay Saint Louis, MS34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Small museum but full of great information about this island country. Well worth $5 to go in. Can get through it in 20 min if you rush, but can easily soak up most everything in 60-90 minutes.
Displays on the Lucayan Indians (indigenous to the islands), the oldest shipwreck in the northern hemisphere, the booming salt trade of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, the splashdown of John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft to the south of Grand Turk.
If it's open (call ahead!) and you're in the island, give it a look.
Written 21 September 2022
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James
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Excellent small museum which is definitely worth a visit.

Interesting and interactive exhibits on diverse topics such as the archeological excavation of a 16th century shipwreck, the pre-European inhabitants of the islands, the natural history of its wonderful coral reefs, the salt industry, 19th century intrepid divers, John Glen’s orbit and landing….all for $5! All set in an old Island home built around the mast of an old ship.

Great also to see that they’re working on new exhibits.

Delightful gift shop too.
Written 6 August 2022
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Amy
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Nice small museum with good information about the area. Inexpensive and worth going to if you are a museum person. Cute gift shop and nice staff.
Written 12 May 2022
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egoldstone
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We enjoyed our half hour in the air conditioned museum learning about the country and its history. We also purchased a souvenier in the gift shop.
Written 7 September 2021
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BillN
Connecticut10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the National Museum. They have lots of informative exhibits and videos. It was fun to learn about Grand Turks history and makes you appreciate more of the sights and landmarks around the island after visiting. With COVID-19 keeping the cruise ports closed the Museum has limited hours. If you plan a day or two ahead There are a few volunteers on the island that are happy to open the Museum for you to have a private safe experience. We are so happy our villa owner mentioned this to us and set it up.
Written 30 January 2021
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