Discover the Origins of the salt trade in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Rise and Fall of the Salt Trade on the islands

Help preserve the history of the islands.

Event Schedule 2019

We are very excited about the upcoming 2020 year with the return of our successful events, updates to the museums and increased community involvement on both Grand Turk and Provo.

We appreciate all of those who continue to support the Turks & Caicos National Museum.

We congratulate Holy Family Academy, the winner of the Turks and Caicos National Museum’s fourth annual History and Cultural Heritage Quiz!

Special thanks to our sponsors:   Fortis TCI, interCaribbean Airways, TC Reef Fund, Grace Bay Car Rentals, United Taxi Alliance and the Departments of Education and Culture. 
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The 2020 Providenciales Gala date has been set
June 6, 2020

Last years event was a great success and we are planning to make 2020 even better.  All procceeds
raised for and during this event go to building a new facility in Providenciales.

  Check back for more information nearer to the date.

Our Featured Exhibits

Want to know more about what you will see when you visit the museum? Explore these exhibits to get an insight to the history and events that are part of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

The Dawning of the Space Age

John Glenn and the space race with Russia came to the The Turks and Caicos Islands in 1962

Caicos Heritage House

A historically correct recreation of a typical 1800s Caicos dwelling

Grand Turk Lighthouse

The stunning Fresnel lens and intricate clockwork mechanism were saved by the Museum

Welcome to The  Turks and Caicos National Museum  

Explore the island’s Culture & History, roam through our exhibits on Nature & Environment, keep up with the latest museum events and follow our projects, both old and new.

Plan your visit and discover for yourself how we came to be the “best little museum in the Caribbean” and called “a little gem” by travel blogs. The Museum is also reviewed by TripAdvisor; come in and see what all the buzz is about. The Museum is a publicly funded not for profit organization. It is not a part of the TCI Government. Only your Donations & Support makes it all possible. Become a supporter today — we can’t do it without your help.

Visit our Support page for levels, downloadable forms, online donations and more. All on-line support and donations are processed through the Friends of the Turks and Caicos National Museum a US registered 501(c)3 tax exempt supporting organization.

The Museum is a publicly funded not for profit organization.

It is not a part of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and receives no regular support from the Government. Only your Support makes it all possible. Become a supporter today — we can’t do it without your help.

Museum Locations

Guinep House, Front Street

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies (BWI)
Tel (01 649) 247-2160
From the US (786) 220-1159
Hours vary please check our schedule under Grand Turk Tours

The Village at Grace Bay

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies (BWI)
Tel (01 649) 941-9358
Mobile (01 649) 247-2161
From the US (786) 220-1159
Grace Bay Hours: M-F 9am–1 pm closed weekends and holidays

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Support the Burrell Restoration

Do you love steam engines? Have a passion for history? Make a donation in any amount to help restore the Burrell Steam Traction Engine, the Iron Giant of Yankeetown. Read all about the Burrell Steam Traction Engine, an amazing bit of TCI history.

Museum Volunteers Wanted!

Gift shop, tour guide, building and garden renovation, IT, and data entry are a few of the positions we have for energetic volunteers. If you would like to join our team contact Michael Pateman at 649-247-2160.

Donors - The Source of Our Success

Without the support of foundations, individuals, and volunteers the Museum couldn’t exist. We invite you to visit our Donor Recognition page to join with us in thanking them. We would be honored to include your name or your  company name and a link to your company’s website  on this very special list.