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Cayman Islands National Museum

Harbour Dr., George Town, Grand Cayman
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in George Town
Type: History Museums
Description: One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on the islands' human and natural history.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is of course nice to hear and experience a country's history. There are only a few "old artifacts" and the rest had to do with the history of Cayman Islands. The house itself, in which the museum is situated, is the oldest building on the island, so that is pretty special and a museum by itself. In any case... More

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Asheville, NC
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205 reviews 205 reviews
25 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In busy, modern George Town, this wood house on the harbour, said to be the oldest building in the Cayman Islands, stands out as an oasis of what the Caribbean used to be like before mass tourism, condos and cruise ships. The exhibits are interesting, but just being in the house (some walls show early construction details) is perhaps equally... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the bus into Georgetown to the museum. It it right across from where the ship docks and a lot of tee-shirt shops. When you first go in you pay a small fee and then you watch a 15 min film about Cayman how it was discovered it was awesome. Then they you go upstairs and they have artifacts... More

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Montreal, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This charming tour cost our family of five 25$ and was well worth it on a rainy day. The gift shop is really small but they have a great selection of locally made jewellery, including unbeatable prices on caymanite jewellery (this is the place to buy it hands down). The tour begins with a 15 minute movie explaining the formation/history... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great gift shop, super interesting history of the island, good exhibits, we really liked this place but parking is tricky.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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213 reviews 213 reviews
76 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While walking in downtown Georgetown we spotted the nice looking National Museum and decided to visit. It is the oldest public building on the islands and is about 200 years old. We were treated to a very well done video presentation and enjoyed learning about the culture and history of the islands. There is a limited small gift shop that... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We walked from our hotel, the Sunset house, to this business to rent bikes for our last day of our stay on Grand Cayman. we had been diving all week and had seen very little of the island. Biking is a great way to extend your view of a community, and once outside the bustle of the harbor we were... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This little gem is both interesting and informative, the staff are friendly and proud of the exhibits, answering questions and explaining things. A place you could take children and they could learn without realising it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Takes about 30 mins. to see the film and go through the exhibits. Nice overview of Cayman Islands. Small gift shop. Worth the time & cost to visit.

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Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visiting the small Cayman museum is very educational. It provides an interesting insight in the history and traditions of the proud peoples of the Cayman Islands ! It gives insight in the origins and culture of the nation !! Well done !!

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