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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 #3 of 18 Attractions 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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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1,854 reviews 1,854 reviews
988 attraction reviews
949 helpful votes 949 helpful votes
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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George Town, Grand Cayman
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

From the outside you might think this is just a small house its way more than that and well worth a visit. Some great history to help make your visit a great one! Good gift shop also which is not full of tat :)

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Derby, KS
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a little time in port after the Stingray City tour and found this Museum right on the waterfront in the middle of town. The staff is very friendly and has done an excellent job with the displays. You can see they take a lot of pride in their home. This is the oldest building in Georgetown and they... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We found this museum on a walking tour in Grand Cayman. We were on a cruise ship, visited the public library for free internet service. Picked up a map from the upstairs and it contained a walking tour. From there we followed the tour and ended up at the museum. Very interesting and well layed out. Well worth the entry... More 

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