Turks & Caicos National Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The Turks & Caicos National Museum is a great way to enjoy the island on a rainy day. The museum's exhibits range from showcasing the island's natural history to chronicling the lives of its former slaves to displaying information about local shipwrecks. It's located in a historic (though some say run-down) building in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk.
There's much to see and do spread out on the museum's two floors, in addition to a museum shop and library. If you're crunched for time, visit the museum to learn more about the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck to be excavated in the Western Hemisphere, or about the sinking of the slave ship Trouvadore, the only known wreck of a ship involved in the illegal slave trade.
The Turks & Caicos National Museum is open Monday through Saturday. Visit the website for more information about exhibits and visiting hours.