When your leisure pursuits transport you to the heavenly area of the Turks and Caicos Islands, schedule some time off to tour the fascinating enclave that is the Turks & Caicos National Museum. With an intriguing collection of coins and stamps from a variety of nations that governed the islands, to an intriguing “Message in a Bottle” collection that features an array of messages in bottles that have been washed up on shore over the years, you will discover an enchanting world of adventure housed in one of the oldest private residences on the island of Grand Turk. If you’re seeking the perfect Turks and Caicos beach resort locale for your island excursions, consider the Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos. Full of warm island hospitality and five star cuisine, it is a great choice of all the Turks and Caicos luxury resorts on offer. Housed in the iconic Guinep House, believed to be almost two centuries old, is the charming Turks & Caicos National Museum, which presents a fascinating ensemble of the islands’ history. The most popular exhibit has to be the “Message in a Bottle” section that features a collection of messages discovered in bottles that washed up on shore over a period of forty years. Fervent appeals for rescue and poignant last moments of a sinking passenger ship are just some of the messages available for perusal here. The museum also features an extensive collection of coins and stamps from various nations such as Britain the US, Bermuda, Haiti, the Danish West Indies and Jamaica, as Turks & Caicos has been under the government of these nations over the course of its history. You will also get the chance to tour the impressive historical mansion housing the museum, and a tour of the Botanical Gardens located next door presents a charming excursion under the tropical sun. The onsite gift shop offers a unique selection of gifts and souvenirs, from locally made clay polymer and sea glass jewellery to authentic local coffee, salt and toiletries, you’re sure to satisfy your retail therapy cravings here.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.