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Cayman Brac Museum

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Address: 19 Kirkconnell St. | PO Box 240, Cayman Brac
Phone Number: 345-948-2222
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Description: The Cayman Brac Museum, the oldest Museum in the Cayman Islands opened its...
The Cayman Brac Museum, the oldest Museum in the Cayman Islands opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 1983. Through the years our efforts have been focused on preserving the unique history of Cayman Brac & Little and creating informative exhibits. The Museum’s home is the Old Government Administration Building built in 1933 which housed the Post Office, Customs, Treasury and much more under one roof before it was replaced by a new building in 1983.
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The info on the Hurricanes makes it worth it and if the local curator is there it can be a gem

A small place but worth an hour. What made it enjoyable was the person running the museum when we visited. I asked one question and after that she just lighted up and was eager... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tim B
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Kea'au
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Kea'au
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A small place but worth an hour. What made it enjoyable was the person running the museum when we visited. I asked one question and after that she just lighted up and was eager to talk story. The info on the Hurricanes, especially 1932, is chilling and inspiring. From the 'guide' I realized more about the island then if I'd... More 

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

we had a taxi drop us off to see the museum we had heard about and it was closed it appears no one was available to open it for the day. we were disappointed

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When on the Brac make sure you pop by the museum to get a feel for Cayman. Many people see Cayman as Grand Cayman and 7 Mile Beach but a half hour visit to this little museum will show you so much more. A snapshot of the Cayman Islands and its seafaring history are shown in pictorial and video format.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a very small place. We enjoyed it for the insight into what Brackers have saved and valued over the years. Really showed how small the island is! Also how human habitation here is really very recent. We spent about an hour to cover the displays.

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Victoria, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Tools, household items, artifacts from the island. Section about the deadly 1932 hurricane with first-hand accounts. Selection of reference books for sale in the small shop.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There are very few man made "attractions" on the Brac, so it is all relative. This museum is worth stopping in to get a brief overview of the history of the island if you are touring the island, but do not expect a typical "museum experience." The staff is very nice (at least the older of the two on duty... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was interesting to see the history of the island. The displays are very informative. It's worth a few minutes to check this out while on the Brac

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not so much a museum of the area as a collection of things from the 20's. The lady who worked here was friendly and provided good accounts of recent happenings.

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Macomb, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

From my point of view, the museum's main purpose is to tell the story of how the hurricane of 1932 impacted Cayman Brac and its residents and if this is the case, the museum is highly successful. There are pictures and personal descriptions of the hurricane's arrival and the resident's flight to the caves on the bluffs. I was extremely... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting but in need of help, a good stop, don't forget to throw a couple bucks support. It's helpful to read the story about it on Wikipedia before your visit.

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