About The Museum

more than a building

The Museum is a publicly-funded not for profit organization and is run as an independent company with a Board of Directors. It is fully sanctioned by, but independent of the Government of the Turks & Caicos.

Mission Statement
The Turks & Caicos National Museum was founded in 1990 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting objects and examples of the cultural history and natural environment of the Turks & Caicos Islands for the education of future generations.

More than a Museum
We are also more than a Museum. On Grand Turk we are a historic building — The Guinep House — we have a museum shop, meeting facilities available for rental, and offer a range of activities such as special tours, events, and Museum Day.

In 2012, a long standing goal was realized when we opened the museum’s second campus in the Village at Grace Bay, Providenciales. The development office features exhibits that are just a taste of the islands rich history. Together with a recreation of the lifeways in the 1800s, the Caicos Heritage House and garden, the Provo location is our first step in growing and expanding the museum’s outreach. The Grace Bay campus also hosts a range of special events and activities.

You can find out how to become a Museum Member to be kept informed of our work. Members also receive our occasional eNewsletter ArtiFacts and the quarterly special insert section The Astrolabe featured in the Times of the Islands magazine. For more information about member benefits, visit the membership page

For more information call + 649-946-2160. From the US call the Grand Turk campus at 505-216-1795 or the Village at Grace Bay campus at 505-216-9801 or  Contact us.