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Cayman Islands National Museum

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Address: 3 Harbour Drive, George Town, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-8368
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Nice museum of Cayman Islands

This small museum is a very nice stop in Georgetown. It is laid out very well with both adults and children in mind. It has a wonderful video to start the tour that is done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum is a very nice stop in Georgetown. It is laid out very well with both adults and children in mind. It has a wonderful video to start the tour that is done exceptionally well. It also has a kids "dress-up" room. (What a great idea!!!) We spent about an hour at the place and really enjoyed ourselves.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is a gem. It has wonderful interactive exhibits, including one that re-enacts a trial of a slave. Also my girls loved the undersea exhibits. We truly enjoyed our time t the museum learning about the history of Grand Cayman. This spot is also a welcomed break from the beach. I highly recommend the museum.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not tour the museum, but we loved the tiny gift shop! Very nice, reasonably priced souvenirs. Worth a stop right in the heart of Georgetown!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Nice spot to visit to understand the history of the island. Staff was very helpful and cordial.Very small but interesting.

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Lexington, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Glad to support the Cayman Heritage. Nice multimedia presentation to start the self guided tour. A few interesting interactive exhibits. Not a "must see" attraction, but a nice place for anyone interested in Cayman history or for the repeat visitor looking for something new to do.

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a little gem on the waterfront in George Town. We took my family when we visited from the US. They put on a great presentation and it was interesting to them to learn more about where their dad grew up and I loved seeing the history of my island evolve. Well worth the visit to locals and tourists... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Good place to learn about the history of the island. The opening video was really nice and provided a great overview.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The National Museum is a little gem and good value at that. Interesting and thought provoking giving an insight into the history of the Caymans. I went round on my own. Visitors were few despite there being 2 cruise ships in town.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

They did a good job on this museum, from the introduction in the small auditorium to the displays and interactive exhibits. This small island is more than beaches and drinks. There's a rich history here and we walked away knowing a bit more about their lifestyle and culture. A nice museum that captured the island.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This museum is hosed down every day to preserve its integrity as one of the oldest buildings in Georgetown. The volunteers are always lovely, the history tour is perfect, and the gift shop carries great items that are so much less than the other shops!

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