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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  • 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' ...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • What an interesting place, lots of history here. We love this island too. Friendly people, everyone knows everyone.  more »
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  • Learned a lot about the Islands rich history. They had history books on sale as well. Nice staff.
  • Beautiful
  • Great museum but has 10 dollar fee to get in.
  • There is a small entry fee
  • best place to visit