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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Great history and story of the Isalnds. Definitely a must do in Cayman and is really convenient. Most people walk right by it and are missing out.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We were surprised at how interesting this museum is - a good visual/slide presentation of the island's history and a number of well presented displays of the flora and fauna of Cayman, with original historical documents and artefacts. Well worth a visit to find out what lies behind the tourist facade.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This recently updated museum houses varied local Cayman historical content. The video room was enlightening. They were having some technical issues the day we were there, but we got the gist of the presentation. It helped explain some of the other room content. The display of the Cayman catboat was interesting, so we also visited the catboat club down the... More 

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