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“Wonderful small gallery”

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
Ranked #13 of 57 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands' (NGCI) new purpose built 9,000sq ft facility houses the Cayman Island's national art collection, a gallery for temporary exhibitions, a lecture theatre, education centre, art library, sculpture garden and café. The gallery's busy schedule includes 75 art happenings per month, up to 8 exhibitions a year featuring Caymanian and International artists and several large scale community arts events.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Grand Cayman
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful small gallery”
Reviewed April 16, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fine, with room for improvement”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The gallery is well laid out with plenty of space on both floors with different exhibits downstairs on rotation and upstairs given over to permanent art of the Caymans.However there is so much space you feel like they could make better use of it and it feels quite bare as you walk around.

The visit will take you 20 minutes at very best and I actually found wandering the gardens and looking a the sculptures more interesting than the actual gallery.

Given that the gallery is relatively new, there is still plenty of time for it to grow and mature into an excellent place for anyone who visits or lives on the island.

Worth visiting if you're passing by and being only a couple of minutes from Camana Bay, it would be rude not to, especially as admission is free.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic Photographic exhibit.”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Get there before this one is gone. The blending of the old and new photos of Cayman is sometimes exciting, ghostly, and wonderful. The permanent collection is also a treat. Admission is free (donations accepted), so what a bargain.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Artwork”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Many beautiful original paintings and sculptures exhibited in this new gallery from local artists. A must see on your visit to Grand Cayman. There was no fee for admission; we made donations.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice gallery”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Close to the 7-mile beach. Beautiful, original, local artworks. Many paintings and sculpture.

Visited June 2012
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