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Cayman Islands National Museum

Harbour Dr., George Town, Grand Cayman
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Ranked #7 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews 192 reviews
70 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Kalamazoo MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a fine small museum with changing exhibits, good history of the area, an informative video and a nice gift shop. When you are in 'downtown' Georgetown, by all means give it an hour. It will be time well spent.

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Seattle, Washington
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62 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Lovely local museum with good displays on the both the history of the Cayman Islands and nature of the islands. Each room covers a specific area of the Cayman Islands. There is a film of the people then a series of rooms that are more specialized. One room covering history has areas set up like a room of the period... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I really enjoyed touring the Cayman Islands National Museum. It was great to actually learn about the history of the Cayman Islands and I definitely left with a better understanding of their culture. They have really done a great job in recognizing their oral history and making the museum interactive. It would be a great place to take kids.

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Orlando, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My 7-yr-old grandson chose to go to the museum and enjoyed it as much if not more, than my daughter and I. They have some interesting artifacts from the house displayed, a video presentation from one of the oldest living women around, then you travel upstairs for more displays. There was a full size boat and life-sized fisherman talking about... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A very interesting little museum. Lots of information about the Cayman Islands, and well worth a visit. Easy to find and close to the port.

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