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Cayman Islands National Museum

3 Harbour Drive at Shedden Road
George Town
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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  • Hours of Operations

    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

  • Additional Information

    Admission: Adults KYD$6.40 with discounts for Seniors, Children, Residents and school groups.

  • Payment Terms Cash, Visa and MC


The Cayman Islands National Museum celebrates its 31st anniversary in November 2021.

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 (including 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, International Museum Day, Speaker Series lectures and Museum Anniversary Celebrations, Heritage/Cultural Demonstrations.

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.



  • Intro to Cayman’s history & heritage
  • Fun Children’s Gallery
  • Gift shop with locally made souvenirs
  • Old Gaol Café serving local food
  • Audiovisual presentation on the Islands’ history
  • See the historic Old Gaol (Jail)
  • Guided tours by appointment
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