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“Not great but it's free”
Review of Cayman Brac Museum

Cayman Brac Museum
Ranked #7 of 40 things to do in Cayman Brac
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Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
“Not great but it's free”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting but in need of help, a good stop, don't forget to throw a couple bucks support. It's helpful to read the story about it on Wikipedia before your visit.

Visited July 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Museum needs help”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Many articles are in need of restoration and/or stabilization. display cases need to be upgraded.
The positive side is "the story" as presented by the people themselves. A living history tape and/or video would have been a positive to the experience. And the best of the positive side was the curator/manager on duty that could not do enough to help with books, information and directions to other sites.
The ultimate worst part of the museum was the un availability of parking spaces with the "reserved" bureaucrats covered parking spots right behind the museum building. Have the island bureaucrats park across the side street and walk 50 feet to the office.

Visited June 2013
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A good stop on the island tour”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

The museum docent offered a good insight into the life on this small island and was very friendly and personable. The museum is free, but accepts donations. As other reviewers noted it's too bad that there are no postcards or local items for sale. The exhibit on the 1932 Hurricane was compelling and well done for a small museum. It clearly still has a huge impact on the islanders. This was a good place to interact with a native Bracker.
We were told that 90% of the population works for the government and they don't appear to hold any of the jobs in the hotels so you don't really have many opportunities in engage in conversation. This was one of our stops with Keno, our tour guide from the Dept of Tourism. We heard about the tour guides from the hotel receptionist and Keno met us at our hotel. We provided the transportation and we got a good overview of the island in about two hours, found out where to go snorkeling, where to eat and had a very enjoyable time. This is provided free of charge but a tip was appreciated.

Visited May 2013
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Thank NMPate
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CaymanBracMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Brac Museum, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
NMPate,


Thank you for the wonderful review.

Keino is a wonderful asset to our Tourism Project and actually works for District Administration in the Nature Tourism Unit. He is one of our Island Ambassadors.
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Fairfield, California
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86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A small but meaningfull museum”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Here the great storm of 1932 where more than half the people of the island parished. The building used to be a court house. The thoughtful docent was helpful. There are a number of objects from earlier time, harder times on the island

Visited April 2013
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CaymanBracMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Brac Museum, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
bigtrek,

Thank you for your review. We continue to pride ourselves on preserving the heritage, history and culture of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“a real window into the Brac way of life”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The museum is a small collection of items from the Cayman Brac history showing how the people have lived and worked throughout the years with a large display relating to the 1932 hurricane which devastated the Island and took over 100 lives. The Museum is free to visit and definitely worth a stop.

Visited April 2013
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CaymanBracMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Brac Museum, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
RDD953,

Thank your for your review.
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