Turks & Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk
(4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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. 
  • the museum is small but is informative and the staff there is very good. The entrance fee is $5. You start off with a guide who shows you the display that is thought to be of the Pinta. They also show...  more »
  • As my wife and I meandered through the Historic Downtown we decided to pay the small fee and go into the museum. We were greeted by a very pleasant and informative guide who told us many facts and ans...  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