Artifacts

Artifacts, Grand Cayman: Address, Phone Number, Artifacts Reviews: 5/5

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Artifacts is an antique store founded in 1971 and is a treasure trove of antique jewellery, maps, prints, china, shipwreck treasures, ancient Greek and Roman coins, Spanish American coins both mounted in 14kt gold and unmounted. It is a great spot to pick up a unique gift with a great story behind it. Artifacts is constantly adding to its stock so there is always something new to interest customers and collectors. Artifacts has a great reputation for selling quality goods from trusted sources. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about antiques and are happy to explain the background to any of the items on sale.
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ColoradoHawkeye
Fort Collins, CO33 contributions
If you are looking for a unique shopping experience, this is your place. We went in looking for a coin pendant. The owner knows everything about everything in the store. He very patiently told us about each piece we were interested in. It took us a long time to decide, but he didn't mind at all. Great place if you are interested in maps, shipwreck pieces, art, beautiful antiques, coins, and coin pendents. HIGHLY recommend.
Written 21 June 2022
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David D
Pittsburgh, PA50 contributions
We have been on 14 cruises and have seen just about all the "commercialized " shops in the Caribbean. But we have also sought out the unique and different, the local shops that have something 'special' Artifacts is a great example of that. The staff is terrific and so knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the 'artifacts'. No high pressure, just nice people-- we wished we could've spent more time their, but we had to get back to the ship. Do yourself a favor and visit when in port , or just on vacation on the Island.
Written 20 February 2020
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History is our passion and we love sharing! We hope you plan a return visit to Cayman and come and see us again soon!!!
Written 21 February 2020
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bcohn1
Baltimore, MD15 contributions
I first visited Artifacts several years ago on a cruise and found very rare collectibles there from several thousand year old coins to 19th century ones. I have been there 3 times on three different cruises. The last time in Dec. 2019. And again I found a very old coin dating back to 500BC. Of course I had to add it to my collection from Artifacts. Very nice people to deal with and a great find for any collector.
Written 18 February 2020
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A fourth trip back to Cayman soon, we hope!! Thanks for coming in!
Written 19 February 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2,988 contributions
While strolling the main street of George Town, we stopped to checkout this curious store. It is located on main street across from the North Cruise tender boat pier. It is not very big but has some pretty cool stuff from old china place settings, silverware, old charter maps and real copper & silver sunken pirate booty treasure coins.

BOTTOM LINE: I over heard one customer leaving the store saying that this was the best store in Grand Cayman. Definitely a treasure-trove of old stuff. Loved seeing the old shipwreck silver coins you can purchase and own. Pretty cool. MY RATING: 9/10.
Written 7 December 2019
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BethYoho
Chuluota, FL10 contributions
I had stopped into this little shop to find a coin medallion for my son. The curators are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not only do they offer a large variety of shipwreck and shore found treasures and coins but also beautiful historical artifacts with the history behind them all. This is a very delightful shop and well worth a few minutes to browse if only for the history.
Written 5 September 2019
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Thank you Beth for your review! We are glad you found the Shop interesting - history is our passion and we love sharing it! We hope you visit Cayman again and stop in to see us. All the best, Lori Adams
Written 6 September 2019
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kathleenMdee
Charleston, SC159 contributions
This store was a wonderful surprise - after wandering the gorgeous and charming waterfront of Georgetown, my partner and I swerved into Artifacts. This small store contains a robust collection of antique pottery, maps, art, jewelry and more. I found several incredibly intricate and unique Depression era bonds from Paris and Greece as well as a very convincing Redoute botanical print. We also picked up a handful of contemporary Caymanian watercolors and prints to gift to family back home. The owner was so helpful, patiently explaining where he acquired each artifact we were interested in (many he handpicks at global trade shows!). Do not miss this special emporium of one-of-a-kind treasures.
Written 13 August 2019
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Kristen Reed
La Porte, TX20 contributions
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We stumbled upon this shop while walking around the cruise port. This was one of the highlights of our stop! The curators are incredibly knowledgeable and great to interact with! We learned so much while we were here! Great place for history buffs!
Written 9 August 2019
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Many thanks for your review! History is our passion and we love sharing it! We hope you have plans to return to the Cayman Islands for a future visit . Come in and see us again! Best regards from all of us at Artifacts
Written 12 August 2019
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WorldTravelerDD
Pittsburgh, PA116 contributions
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If you stop at the waterfront in Georgetown, you must make one of the stores you visit Artifacts. If you arrive by cruise ship it is easy to get to and something easy to do while waiting for your trip. If you are arriving by car it is worth the stop. Charles and Lori are wonderful as are the rest of their staff. Charles has so much knowledge of the island and is happy to answer any questions about both items in the store and about the island. His fathers story is one you should ask him about. Fascinating history of banking on Grand Cayman. Charles was also great about engaging my children into the history. We have stopped here every time we come to the island and will continue to do so every time we come back.
There are so many fun items to pick up from the store, as someone else said, it is the perfect spot to find something for someone that has everything.
Thanks for a great store, a great visit, and some great old coins for the kids!
Written 1 June 2019
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Cathy M
Athens, Greece162 contributions
I bought a widows mite there. Papers of Authenticity given to me. Something there to buy for someone who has everything.
Written 26 May 2019
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We are very glad you enjoyed the Shop! History is our passion and we love sharing our knowledge! We hope you had a pleasant visit to the Cayman Islands and hopefully return to see us again! All the best, Lori Adams
Written 27 May 2019
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bluize36
Philadephia288 contributions
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This shop is a delight. We've come in to browse on previous visits, but this time we couldn't resist. The staff and proprietor are patient, knowledgeable and generous with their time and experience. We had pleasant conversation about the articles we were purchasing and the history around their arrival into the shop. We were also asked about our impressions of Cayman vs another of our favorite places to visit; Bermuda. Both British Crown Colonies, somewhat tourism dependent, but with very different tourism styles.I highly recommend "Artifacts" for unusual, elegant, eclectic treasures. You will come away with something to remember your time in G.C.
Written 15 May 2019
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