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Turks & Caicos National Museum

Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
+1 649-946-2160
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“gift shop” (15 reviews)
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Front Street, Guinep House | P.O.Box 188, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, Grand Turk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice stop to learn about the history of the islands.Museum includes a section all about a wreck of what is believed to been Cristopher Columbus's Pinta and a part of the lighthouse a few miles away.Overall it was an average museum but I did learn...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank pva m
Reviewed 3 May 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
Reviewed 30 April 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...More

Thank DiveTraveler2010
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...More

Thank Scott G
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.

Thank joanntonks
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.

Thank Rosie M
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...More

Thank Hillary W
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...More

Thank eshurland
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

Thank jackg0lfski
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James A
How far is the museum from where Holland America ships dock? Is it walkable? How much for a taxi ride there and are there other things to see near the museum? Any buses or trolley cars to get there from the dock?
19 March 2015|
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Response from GuinepHouse | Property representative |
The museum is approximately three and a half miles from the cruise port. Yes, some people opt to walk. A taxi cost US $5.00 per person. The museum is in the historic Cockburn Town, it is beautiful quaint town steeped in... More
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