Frequently Asked Questions
Family History Research - One of the most common requests for help in genealogical research comes from family historians. Unfortunately, the Museum is currently unable to conduct this research for families. However, we may be able to provide other sources to further their family history research, contact us for more information.
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How to get to the museum from the Grand Turk Cruise Port - Taxis are at the port and it is a 5-10 minute taxi ride to the museum. Cost is usually $6 per a person one way. We can call a taxi for you once you are done visiting the museum or taxis are usually available at the shopping area just north of us. We are located in the same area with restaurants and other shopping options. Obtaining your own taxi gives you the most flexibility in time and options when visiting. If you are booking a tour through your cruise or on-line with the many local operators be sure to verify the amount of time they allow you to visit the museum. Many tours only allow 15-20 minutes or less to visit both the local shops in town and the museum. Very few tours include the cost of admission to the museum so be sure to also clarify this when booking your tours.
Current tours that we are aware of that allows ample time to visit the museum:
How to get to the museum from the hotels on Grand Turk - it is an easy walk or bike ride from all the hotels and house rentals located on the west side of the island. A 15 minute walk North from Osprey, Salt Raker, Manta House and Turks Head Inne. From Bohio it is a 15 minute walk South.
How long does it take to tour the museum - To tour the museum at a leisurely pace it can be done in about 45-60 minutes. More or less time can be spent depending on your interest or time limitations. We have a guide for the bottom floor and the second story is a self tour, but you may also tour the entire museum on your own.
Cost - entry fee is $5 US, under 12 is free, all TCI residents get in free. Special tours are available, cost and details are available under Tours
Gift Shop - the gift shop is free to visit and offers many locally made items as well other great souvenirs and gifts, such as, T-shirts, mugs, hats, jewelry, bath salts, culinary salts, note cards, matted prints, books, TCI flags, pins, stickers, patches and children toys.
What exhibits will we see - the first floor has recently been updated. The main gallery features remnants from the Molasses Reef Wreck, additional exhibits include the Salt Industry and the Lucayan Indians. The second floor includes exhibits related to the Lighthouse, US Navy Base, Sea Life and other culture, history, nature and special events that have occurred on the islands. See our tours page for more details.
Village at Grace Bay, Providenciales
What does the Tour include - Review of the historical timeline of the Turks and Caicos from 200M BC to the 1900s and tour of Heritage Homestead (house and surrounding garden) typical of the last century.
How long does it take to tour the museum - Tour can take between 35 to 40 minutes
Hours - 9am - 1pm Monday - Friday. Closed on Weekends and Holidays
Museum Tour Cost - $10 US
Traditional Art of Weaving class - $25 Class Times - Tuesday and Wednesday 10-11 - reservation required
More information and details are available under Tours
Still have questions or need additional information - Contact Us