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“A Must Visit - The Museum has it All - its All about life in the Cayman Islands in the Olden Times” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cayman Islands National Museum

Cayman Islands National Museum
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USD 316.20*
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East Island Sightseeing Tour in Grand Cayman
Ranked #2 of 5 Museums in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: One of the best museums in the Caribbean, it features changing exhibits on the islands' human and natural history.
Cayman Islands
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“A Must Visit - The Museum has it All - its All about life in the Cayman Islands in the Olden Times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Upon paying very small nominal entry fee - you see the video first which is fascinating - all about the Cayman Islands in the Olden Days - the buildings - the people - the flora and fauna. After the video a tour of the Museum shows how the early Caymanians lived - how they built their sturdy homes from wattle and daub and how they made the famous rope - a huge treat to learn how this was done. The famous rope was the strongest rope on earth and was used to haul the turtles onboard the catboats and used in the maritime industry and farming - and a had a million uses - The National Museum is a real treat and shows the early Caymanian lifestyle of outdoor caboose kitchen cooking - utensils - I enjoyed every second of being in the museum and could see that early settlers of the Cayman Islands came from the area I was born in the UK therefore this connection was extremely interesting and has remained so much so that I have read most of the books published about the history of the Cayman Islands - My favourite book that can be purchased at the Museum is "Founded Upon the Seas" A History of the Cayman Islands and Their People"
by Michael Craton and the New History Committee. It is $37.50 because it is a huge book with photographs too and is absolutely priceless - it is like taking the Museum away in your handbag to study further on board ship or plane. Enjoy time learning all about the beautiful Cayman Islands and her beautiful, warm and kind people. This is the Place for all of that +++++++ tea around the corner to contemplate your enjoyable Museum visit.

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grand cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

In the world of fake tourism the CINM is a refreshing step back into the real museums, whilst not a large place you find that you will spend more time there than you think and leave refreshed and content.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“to look around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

This museum is a very nice place, people who work there are very friendly

Visited November 2011
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CINationalMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Islands National Museum, responded to this review, 26 October 2016
Thank you for your kind review!
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Grand Cayman
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“Worth a visit if you have the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

They have come a long way with the museum. THey have done an excellent job! If you have children it is a must!

Visited November 2011
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CINationalMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Islands National Museum, responded to this review, 26 October 2016
Thank you for this review. Our goal is to make the museum a place where younger children will want to visit. Our Education Programme is beginning to flourish and we have no doubt that it will be a success within the schools.
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Boise, Idaho
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“Nice view of Cayman history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

Highly recommend for anybody with intellectual capacity to appreciate the history of a beautiful island with beautiful people.

Visited November 2011
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