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Cayman Islands National Museum

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Address: 3 Harbour Drive, George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8368
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on...

One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on the islands' human and natural history.

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The National Museum on the waterfront has an interestingcollection of exhibits of the natural and cultural history of the islands. Housed in a 150 year old former courthouse ,jail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum on the waterfront has an interestingcollection of exhibits of the natural and cultural history of the islands. Housed in a 150 year old former courthouse ,jail and post office, this is a good place to start on a visit to the town from a cruise.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Either the history of the Cayman Islands is dull or the museum lacks displays on the more interesting aspects of it....one would think there has been much drama here between slavery and the decision to stay with the Kingdom in 1969....no deep dive on either issue is on display here. You can see entire thing in under 40 minutes.

Thank Smillie-girl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our oldest daughter really enjoys stopping at museums. When we saw this, she was very excited to go inside. There really isn't much to it. They have a few rooms where you can read about their history. They even have a dress up room for the kids. They do have a little shop to pick up souvenirs. But there isn't... More 

Thank Michelle S
George Town, Grand Cayman
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Cayman for 7 years before I went to the museum and I felt bad for all the visitors that I hadn't taken there. I now take every visitor that comes to Cayman to see the museum. It really shows a lot of what Cayman used to be like and how it has changed over the years. MUST... More 

1 Thank jfreder96
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Being a historian, I was hoping to find some local history sites to spend time in while on vacation with my family. There are quite a few scattered throughout the island, but this Museum is located right in the heart of George Town, which is only moments away from the bulk of the Island's hotels on Seven Mile Beach. Being... More 

1 Thank Allie C
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in to the Museum Gift Shop will walking through George Town. We didn't go to the museum, but the gift shop is worth stopping. It has a variety of Cayman products, including the famous pepper jelly. There are a number of other local products at reasonable prices. It's a nice change from the typical duty... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This little museum is ok. I think it only cost me $8 US to go in and that probably pretty much all its worth. The museum was informative and layed out well but did not go into great detail. Its good for a short little break from shopping in George Town.

Thank Greg S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Just go. There is too much to tell about what I personally learned, so I suggest that you go explore all there is to learn first-hand, as, if you are a lover or history as I am, you will most assuredly not be disappointed.

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A very short excursion, but has a great, informative film, and a few nice exhibits. The people working there are not only happy and fun to talk to, but can give a lot of information about places to go and things to see.

1 Thank oasisvet
Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

There is a permanent exhibit that has great information about Cayman history. There is also a changing exhibit that is usually quite well done and interesting. The gift shop carries lovely jewellry at very reasonable prices, as well as books and prints.

1 Thank SGailM

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