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. For Turks & Caicos National Museum and beyond, use our Cockburn Town online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Cockburn Town vacation.
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  • Interesting Museum of the History of the Salt industry of the Island and how it brought so much wealth to the region. Interesting artifacts about ship wrecks. The replica of the Lighthouse was really....  more »
  • You need a taxi from the cruise port and you may as well add a taxi tour as it is about the same price. Although the museum is small it really captures the history of the islands and has some nice...  more »
  • A wonderful small museum with more information then you could imagine. From the ship wrecks to the salt mining to the space program. Fascinating history in this small town.
  • Beautiful island, great tour. Hope to return some day.

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