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December 11, 2018
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Cayman Islands National Museum

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    Cayman National Museum
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    Great gift shop!


  • Great introduction to Cayman’s history and heritage
  • Modern interactive exhibits
  • Audiovisual presentation on the Islands’ history
  • Fun Children’s Gallery
  • See the historic Old Gaol Prison
  • Unique gift shop and souvenirs including locally made goods
  • Guided tours by appointment
  • See the historic Old Gaol (Jail)
  • Caribbean Kitchen at the Old Gaol Cafe serving local food
Address :
3 Harbour Drive at Shedden Road, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Main : (345) 949 8368
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  • Hours Of Operation :
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
  • Additional Information :
    Admission: Adults KYD$6.40 with discounts for Seniors, Children, Residents and school groups. See Activities/Tours link for more information

The Cayman Islands National Museum is celebrating its 28th anniversary. The museum is housed in the oldest surviving public building of the Cayman Islands, built in the 1830s.


The Museum holds two permanent exhibition galleries, three changing galleries (one for children) and an audiovisual theatre. With a mission to celebrate the unique natural and cultural history of the Islands, the Museum provides creative and educational exhibits and fun programming.

Natural History Gallery
Explore Cayman’s unique habitats, take a submarine dive down to Cayman's famous wall, view a turtle nesting site, see the wetlands and learn about Cayman’s animal life.

Cultural History Gallery
Themed displays with a storytelling seaman in his catboat, video re-enactments of court trials, Caymanian industries and the pioneers who shaped Cayman’s development.

Special Events & Programmes

‘Looky Ya’ heritage celebrations and annual International Museum Day and Museum Anniversary Celebrations. Educational opportunities include a speaker series, guided tours and school programming.
New exhibits for 2017/2018: 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition to the Cayman Islands (through November 2018), Ocean Conservation Exhibition (through November 2018), Ms. Olive Miller Exhibition at the old George Town Library (through July 31, 2018), Celebrate Cayman Coat of Arms Exhibit (opens November 2018), Cayman Airways 50th Anniversary Exhibition (opens November 2018)
Gift Shop
Browse a range of unique Caymanian gift items including Caymanite jewellery, flags, prints, silk ties, jellies, thatch baskets, craftwork and books.
The Caribbean Kitchen
Sample a wide range of local food prepared by two chefs with over 60 years experience. Popular dishes include fish tacos, conch ceviche, jerk chicken, curried goat and more. They also offer festive drinks.


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