We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cayman Islands National Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Harbour Dr., George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8368
Website
Description: 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.
read more
Visit Cayman Islands National Museum like an insider
Top Rated
$37*
and up
Cayman West Bay Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 118 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good information

The museum is in a small building and houses a lot of information. I would give it a five rating but two displays were under renovation. It is a self-guided tour with a movie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Joe D
,
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The variety of displays was impressive for such a small location. The video was creative and pleasant to watch. We really enjoyed viewing the samples of local art. And liked the sustainability displays

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The museum is in a small building and houses a lot of information. I would give it a five rating but two displays were under renovation. It is a self-guided tour with a movie presentation that provides a great deal of history of the Caymans. Recommended to go see if you want to know more about the Grand Caymans than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A small museum a block from the cruise ships that does a good job of displaying the natural and cultural history of the Cayman Islands. When we went, 2 exhibit rooms were closed (until May 17th), but they acknowledged this by cutting the price in half to $4 USD per person. They have exhibits on the natural history, wildlife on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

For a small museum the displays are superb. Take the time to see this museum if you are stopped here for the day on your cruise. It is well worth the hour visit. It is also only minutes walk from the port.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casper, Wyoming
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were passing by as we explored Georgetown. it was not that expensive. only took us an hour to go through the entire museum. My husband and I had fun. the history was very informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
41 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have been to the island several times and enjoyed understanding more about the history. There is a charge of about $6-$8/pp depending on age. Very simple museum, but good selection of artefacts, history about the culture and island. Not much for young kids to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A small museum, can be fully seen in about an hour. Does a decent job of telling the history and sharing the character of the island. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. My only reason for not giving this museum higher marks is the small size and limited resources. Excellent museum for what it is.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This wonderful museum offered us a glimpse into the life and history of the Cayman Islands. It provided a great alternative to shopping, complete with historic artefacts and interactive media. If you have two hours during your stay, don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CINationalMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Cayman Islands National Museum, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind review. It's great to read that you've enjoyed our museum. Come visit again soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This museum may be on the small side, but it contains a lot of information. There were exhibits on the natural history as well as the cultural history of the islands. The building itself has been used for a variety of functions over the years (court house, church, dance hall). It is amazing that something that old has weathered horrible... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monroe Twp., NJ
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a very informative small museum that tells the history and culture of the island. The building has been a jail house, court house, school, dance hall etc. The introductory movie was very well done. I recommend a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cayman Islands National Museum also viewed

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 

Been to Cayman Islands National Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cayman Islands National Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?