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Cayman Islands National Museum

Address: Harbour Dr., George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8368
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Ranked #41 of 162 things to do in George Town
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on the islands' human and...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on the islands' human and natural history.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

After a tragic hurricane wrecked parts of this historic building, the National Museum has been beautifully restored. It is definitely worth visiting to really understand how the beautiful Cayman Islands came to be. This attraction is great for all ages.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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307 reviews 307 reviews
200 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Small Little house nestled among all the souvenoir stores, across the Street from the cruiseships. Loads of history of the island with even Olympic stars from the island with a gold metal on display, veyr interesting and informative, also small gift shop on ground floor.

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Carmichael, Ca
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Located in an old house directly opposite the cruise ship docks it contains memorabilia and a glimpse of earlier days on the island. Because the island had no indigenous people information on wildlife is a important component of the display. It's worth a visit but a better view of human life is available at the old Mission House in Bodden... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The museum located in the heart of Georgetown is an inexpensive way to learn the history of the the country is very well presented fashion. The little gift shop is stocked with inexpensive local items.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited the museum during our day in Georgetown. It is a great place to learn some background history of the island as well as information about some of the birds and wildlife on the island - including the ones that are no longer around. There is some interesting art along the hallways and a jail display featuring some graffiti... More 

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Moravia, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Being a bit of a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. Lots to see/read and take in. We took our time and still only spent an hour. The gift shop as you are leaving is great - my wife bought many of our authentic gifts there. It's also centrally located and an easy walk from anywhere from within the... More 

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New Jersey
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210 reviews 210 reviews
43 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a small museum that should not take more than an hour to go through completely. The 15 minute beginning video is possibly the best part of the museum, explaining the history of the Cayman Islands. The rest of the exhibits build on that. It was interesting to see the way walls were originally constructed. Also, the museum building... More 

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Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Small but nice. Most valuable souvenir shop. I recommend the products from the caymanite stone, wonderful earings!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located just across the port in a colonial style house could easily pass by unnoticed. There is an entrance fee of US$10. The video is very interesting. I learned some facts about the island namely about the oldest houses that still remain. Exhibitions are just ok.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice little museum, worth a visit if only to educate yourself on the background of The Cayman Islands. Interesting short video presentation on islands history, eco system and it's people.

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