Cayman Islands National Museum
The Cayman Islands National 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 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.
I visited as I was walking around George Town, I always enjoy learning about the history of a place. Small museum where you can feel that they put a lot of love into it. It starts with a little film and then they have a few exhibition rooms with animatronics and a display on sea life. I very much enjoyed it, the gift shop was nice as well!
Wonderfully done museum with something for all ages. Don’t skip the video; nice overview with local personal touches by current residents. I especially liked the current exhibits on Cayman Airlines & the catboat with ‘live’ animatronic captain. Gift shop has good true souvenirs of the cays also, especially local roast coffee & unique Caymanite jewelry.
- Intro to our Island’s history and culture
- New exhibitions for 2024: Mrs Leila Ross-Shier, From the Collection and other changing exhibitions
- A Special Tribute Gallery featuring legendary Caymanians
- Audiovisual presentation on the Islands’ history
- See the historic Old Gaol (Jail)
- Gift shop with locally made souvenirs
- Guided tours by appointment
- Local food from The Caribbean Kitchen
Last museum admission 45 minutes before closing.
Residents visit for free on the first Saturday of every month.
School groups and Museum members enter for free.
Natural History Gallery
Explore Cayman’s unique habitats, take a virtual submarine dive down to Cayman’s famous wall, view a turtle nesting site, see the wetlands, learn about Cayman’s varied animal life and interact with the 3D bathymetric map of the ocean floor and Cayman’s location in the Caribbean.
Cultural History Gallery
Themed displays featuring a storytelling seaman, video re-enactments of court trials, information on Caymanian industries and the pioneers who shaped Cayman’s development, plus a state-of-the-art animatronic featuring Miss Annie Huldah Bodden, Cayman parliamentarian and lawyer.
Special Events & Programmes
‘Looky Ya!’ heritage celebrations, International Museum Day, Speaker Series lectures, Museum anniversary celebrations and heritage/cultural demonstrations.
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 including fish tacos, conch ceviche, jerk chicken, curried goat and even some festive drinks.
George Town, Grand Cayman