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Cayman Islands National Museum

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Address: Harbour Dr., George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8368
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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.
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Small but nice

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Casper, Wyoming
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Casper, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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.

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Michigan
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41 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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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.

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Halifax, Canada
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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 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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!

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Grand Cayman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The intro film was outstanding. It is a small museum so can be visited in less than 2 hours. Usually there is a new display so can be revisited to see each one. If you want to learn about the Cayman Islands, this is the place.

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Roydon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This small museum is indeed the best thing on the island but then it's the only thing on the island worth visiting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One of the oldest buildings on the island - been a court house, jail, museum, etc. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The exhibits were informative, three dimensional, and well thought out. As well as history there was art, local sports figures from Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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