Grand Cayman has 3 great museums, which for such a small island is something to be proud of.
Each museum showcases Cayman history in a variety of ways and all have something different to offer.
Cayman Islands Museum
The Cayman Islands National Museum is located in Cayman’s oldest public building, the Old Courts building in George Town. Permanent exhibits showcase Cayman’s art and traditions, cultural and natural history, including boats, furniture, textiles, paintings and ceramics.
Many of the Museum’s exhibits are interactive and include a simulated submarine showing our marine species and habitats, a 3D bathymetric map showing Cayman’s location in the Caribbean, a life-like talking animatronic figure, and an audiovisual introduction to Cayman’s history, environment and people. There are changing galleries that features information on a variety of cultural history, natural history and local art-related topics.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 10am–2pm and select public holidays. Admission is CI$6.40 for adults, CI$4.80 for seniors and CI$2.40 for children. Members and local students are admitted free. Residents can also visit for free on the first Saturday of every month. Call (345) 949 8368 or visit www.museum.ky for more information.
Cayman Motor Museum
With over 80 vehicles from the past and present, they boast one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia. They also offer private hire, weddings and functions. Located near the Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay, the Cayman Motor Museum features some of the rarest cars in the world. The museum is open from November 22nd until May 1st annually. Opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8am-12pm.
For information visit www.caymanmotormuseum.com.
The Mission House
Located at 63 Gun Square in Bodden Town, this historic site includes a traditional Caymanian home, situated on a mixed area of dry forest and wetland and frequented by a variety of local wildlife.
This site is known to have been utilised in the 1700s by early settlers, due to its abundant waterfowl and supply of fresh water. Located at 63 Gun Square in Bodden Town, this historic site includes a traditional Caymanian home and recreation of the living situations of the three families known to have owned the house.
It rose to prominence in the 1800s when it became known as the Mission House to early missionaries, teachers and families who contributed to establishing the Presbyterian ministry and school in Bodden Town. The tour takes you through all the rooms where you will see many of the genuine artifacts of glass, ceramic and more. Tours available Tuesdays-Fridays between 9.30am and 4:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-4:00pm. Tours cost CI$10 for adults, CI$4 for children.
Call (345) 945 3769 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.