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Address: 19 Kirkconnell St., Cayman Brac
Phone Number: 345-948-2222
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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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Small but moving

Loved this small but informative, personal Brac Museum. I enjoyed, and gives one a clearer idea of history, culture, etc..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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NY
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is small, but provides a lot of information on the history of Cayman Brac. The room dedicated to the 1932 hurricane was fascinating, keeping the attention of my 19 year old son. We had an even greater appreciation for the caves we visited later in the week.

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Loved this small but informative, personal Brac Museum. I enjoyed, and gives one a clearer idea of history, culture, etc..

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Thank CaymanD
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The museum gives a good look at the history of the Brac and in particular its past hurricanes. One comes away with respect for the resilience of the people of this island.

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South Lake Tahoe, CA
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is an interesting little museum. But you need to read everything to get something out of it. The stories of the Hurricanes is remarkable.

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Thank Uphilldeb
Nottingham, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is the right place to learn about the history of the Cayman Islands. It was most interesting and enjoyable to look at all of the memorabilia and learn about the history of these people and what they have had to live through with a devastating hurricane in 1932 and how they have rallied as a people and nation.

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Thank MRSSEMISWEET
Morris, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

You can get a glimpse of island life when they were very isolated from the rest of the world. Many artifacts from the 1932 hurricane and how some of the people survived the destruction. You will have a better understanding of the families who have been on Brac for several generations. The Fosters, Scott's, Tibbett's, Boddens, and Kirconnell's are some... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Wonderful little museum . Free , donations excepted . Takes about one to two hours of enjoyment to go through this little gem . You will see some photos of the 1932 hurricane, The devastation that the Brac's endured . The way they lived and died , and still carry on the family's name . No photos please .

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Thank Brenda M
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The museum is free so stop by if you are touring the island for caves. It's very small but really depicts how the hurricane of 1932 totally destroyed the island. The survivors hid in the caves.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

learned so much about the islands damaging hurricane of 1932. Lots of artifacts like phones, tools, irons from locals who have donated them to the museum. You can even listen to first hand eye witness accounts from hurricane survivors.

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Thank Raven C
Orange, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this little museum. It was an unexpected look at how life "had been". We were especially moved by the recollections of those affected by the hurricane of '32. The people on the Brac never gave up. We are glad they never did.

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