Cayman Islands National Museum, George Town

4.3
#2 of 10 in Museums in Cayman Islands
The changing exhibits at Cayman Islands National Museum preserve and display every aspect of Caymanian heritage. Natural and cultural history of the islands remains the focus of this small institution, its centerpiece an engaging audiovisual presentation that offers a good intro into the area's story. Within one of the town's oldest buildings, the museum also includes two rooms of an old jail displaying the graffiti left behind by former prisoners. Use our George Town vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Cayman Islands National Museum and other attractions in George Town.
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  • July 29, 2017
    It is a place that shows you l history of the island in a way very graphic also well understand as I was formed this island and its people
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  • July 26, 2017
    We took our small kids (9-11) here early in our trip, so we could all get a good introduction into life on the island and the island's history. The museum is kind of small, but it has some really good...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Definitely a place to go if you love museums. The entry fee is fair and it has its charm. There are some interactive exhibits for the children as well as the adults. Definitely a place to stop in to c...  more »
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  • January 27, 2017
    This red roofed building opposite the South Terminal in George Town is a little gem. For a small admission fee you can learn about the history and culture of the Cayman Islands. Don't miss the gift shop for authentic Cayman souvenirs.
  • May 24, 2017
    Educational and fun. The prison discovery was a surprise.
  • May 23, 2017
    Woman at the desk was a little rude. Pass.
  • February 17, 2017
    It was really cool to see the history of the islands.
  • May 13, 2016
    Don't miss this when you are here! Learn about the history and the natural history of the islands. Clever exhibits, but the animatronic figures are a little much.

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