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“small gallery” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
Esterley Tibbits Highway, George Town KY1-1002, Grand Cayman
345-945-8111
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Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in George Town
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Whitehorse, Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“small gallery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The gallery has a hodge podge collection. There are one or two very nice works but then there are some odd things, an example being the creations of guests from Little Cayman. While it was fun and eclectic, those looking for a traditional gallery experience might be put off.
However it is free and a nice way to get out of the sun or spend a rainy 30 minutes.

Visited July 2013
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EStoneK, Manager at National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thank you for your comment. We’re glad you were able to visit the National Gallery on your trip to the Cayman Islands! Unfortunately on the day you visited we were having some work done in the Community Gallery where the Little Cayman Creations were intended to be on display as part of a recycled art project, rather than as part of the formal gallery space (which houses both our temporary exhibition area and the National Collection gallery). To avoid confusion in the future we've shared your comment with our staff as a reminder to prepare clear public notices should this happen again. Take care and hope to see you at the National Gallery on your next visit!
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Chapin, SC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Lovely Building, Gardens and Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The National Gallery is not overly large but it is beautifully appointed and graced with beautiful works of art. Worth the visit for any art lover on the island. Be aware that they have moved to a new location and we found that if you ask for directions most people will still give you directions to the old location. The visit is free (although donations are happily accepted).

Visited August 2013
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Lancaster, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Make It a Destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you like art, then make a point to visit the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It's on the interior road that runs parallel to Seven Mile Beach and it sits all by itself, so it's easy to miss. The Gallery was the highlight of our Grand Cayman Rum Point villa vacation for all three of the adults. The Gallery is FREE. The outdoor space held numerous interesting sculptures and a maze. The first floor showcased found-object sculptures that were so imaginative--some from hurricane devastation and others from natural beach-type things like fans with plastic bags interwoven to resemble feathers, or beakers of water with images. The second floor held mostly two dimensional artwork by local artists, including some primitive paintings by the pioneer of island art. Lovely small museum store. Bring a water bottle; there is NO water fountain. I found an office staff person and asked for directions to the water fountain. Instead, she filled a clear glass of water cooler water and gave it to me!

Visited July 2013
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Grand Cayman
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“Constantly changing but wonderfully constant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is an amazing experience with knowledgeable staff. A wonderful venue showcasing amazing art. A comfortable yet contemporary and elegant setting. Enjoy visitors and residents alike!

Visited May 2013
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Grand Cayman
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“Wonderful small gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very well planned and open galleries with space for meetings. The gardens are also well laid out. Plenty of parking space. Interesting exhibitions.

Visited March 2013
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