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Cayman Islands National Museum

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Address: 3 Harbour Drive, George Town, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-949-8368
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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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US$316.20*
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A great littl museum

The kids may not appreciate it, but it gives a great short story of the Cayman's history. I found the little "zip gun" to be a show of ingenuity. The display of how the islands... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brooksville, Florida
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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The kids may not appreciate it, but it gives a great short story of the Cayman's history. I found the little "zip gun" to be a show of ingenuity. The display of how the islands were formed is very informative.

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No. VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum in George Town is definitely a place you should see! The building itself is very historical, and the displays and exhibits inside provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Cayman Islands and it's people. It is a must see!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is a nice way to learn the history of the Cayman Islands. Very conveniently located to the center of Georgetown.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really enjoyed looking around the museum and learnt a lot about island life. It is over several floors so be careful

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Fortville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great to learn more of the history of the Cayman Islands. Great scuba exhibit. Not too expensive and a nice place to spend an hour or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

You might easily overlook the museum, but it's a nice overview of the island and history of diving. It has an interactive fish and sea life module for kids and adults for the young at heart. Go...on a day when you need a break from the sun or in G-town shopping. Plan on spending 1.5 hours here. The entrance is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visited the museum on December 27 while walking along the wharf in Georgetown and went inside the museum. It was extremely educational as I learned about the history and culture of the people that on the Cayman Islands as well as how the islands came to be. Very well informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I visited Grand Cayman while doing a cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. This museum was one of our stops while doing a Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour. We experienced this small museum as a worthwhile stop in Georgetown. My wife who is a born shopper particularly enjoyed their gift shop that had some very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took a break out of the sun and an opportunity to learn about the island. It is long enough to learn something and short enough not to tax the entire day. The 15 minute introduction movie was pretty good and set the stage for the rest. The displays and historic pieces are accompanied by some pertinent information for explanation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

if you are not a water person, this is a nice place to spend a few hrs and learn about the Island. The museum is small but so is the island. There was an especially nice display about women's suffrage and the lady who was one of the leaders

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