Turks & Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk

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Learn about Grand Turk’s local and natural history at Turks & Caicos National Museum. Set inside a quaint, white, two-storey building, the museum houses items related to Cuba’s nautical history. On the ground floor, find the remains of a 16th-century shipwreck, the original lens of the Grand Turk lighthouse, and a 3D exhibit of a coral reef. The second floor is dedicated to the history of the island’s early settlers, the Taino people. Find a replica of the Taino paddle made from driftwood, which will give you an idea of what sea life was like for the indigenous population. Plan your Turks & Caicos National Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cockburn Town using our Cockburn Town itinerary builder.
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  • June 18, 2017
    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.Ov...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    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.  more »
  • May 3, 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  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Not much to it, it's just the experience of going. Some interesting tidbits of the culture.
  • May 8, 2017
    Best place to visit. Want tp go back
  • April 5, 2017
    Worth a visit, if it's your first time visiting the island.
  • December 29, 2016
    If you visit Grand Turk you must visit the museum. Great exhibits on local history and diving.
  • September 23, 2016
    Learned a lot about the Islands rich history. They had history books on sale as well. Nice staff.

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