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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 Must on your List!!

The museum is quaint but provides so much information. Our favorite includes an immersion/interactive video of Cayman History, the life-like sculpture of Mr. Harvey Ebanks, among... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is quaint but provides so much information. Our favorite includes an immersion/interactive video of Cayman History, the life-like sculpture of Mr. Harvey Ebanks, among others. It is a must-go-to-place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although we didn't have time to tour the museum, we took advantage of the free gift shop, and found one of the few places you can still buy items indigenous to the culture of Grand Cayman. The clerk was very accommodating in playing us excerpts from a CD they were selling of one of the island groups working to keep... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the appeal of the visit was an interesting overview of the Cayman islands' history, the devastating effects of turtle hunting, hurricanes, mosquitoes and the emergence of a safe, beautiful island surrounded by reefs with a unique provinence compared to other Caribbean islands

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, a hint: the museum is free to residents on the first Saturday of the month, but it is open only from 10h00 to 14h00. (Not that you need more than an hour). Observations: my favourite part was the gift shop. I think prices are slightly better than most of the other tourist gift shops nearby and has most of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this little museum. With a good informative video at the beginning to walking around the various different rooms, it was definitely worth seeing. I particularly found learning about the geography of the island (well actually the three islands) very interesting. I think 1.5 to 2 hours would be plenty of time to put aside for this.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in while walking through Georgetown. It was time well spent, learned a lot about the island and the culture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 26 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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