The shop at the Salt House, Grand Turk.
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The Salt House

Church Folly, Grand Turk
Editor's Comments
The Salt House is a fascinating little gift shop with quite a few free-to-view exhibits and displays on the old salt industry.
5-star rating for The Salt House by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Update: Unfortunately, the Salt House is permanently closed.

The Salt House is a museum, gift shop and cafe/restaurant centered on Grand Turk’s historic salt industry. It’s a free attraction and worth a stop, both on individual tours and as part of guided cruise center tours.

The Museum and Grounds

The museum is a new building constructed in the colonial style. There’s an exhibit on Bermuda Sloops, the typical ship used in the salt industry. Interestingly, Bermuda Sloops were made of cedar, as oak would deteriorate within about twelve years due to the salty environment.

The exterior of the Salt House, Grand Turk.

The Salt House is located right on the edge of the Town Salina, and you can walk along the salt canals to see a working replica of a windmill.

The Gift Shop

This gift shop and the National Museum shop offer the best selection of gifts and souvenirs on the island. There’s a wide range of both the typical mass-produced tourist souvenirs and more unique locally-produced wares and trinkets. It serves as an outlet for the Salt Cay Salt Works, which produces hand-made soaps and bath salts.

Salt and a working windmill at the Salt House, Grand Turk.