Grand Cayman has 2 great museums, which for such a small island is something to be proud of!
Each museum showcases Cayman's history in a variety of ways, and they both have different things 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 marine species and habitats, a 3D bathymetric map of our ocean floor and Cayman’s location in the Caribbean, two life-like talking animatronic figures and an audiovisual presentation on Cayman’s history, environment and people.
There are changing galleries that feature information on a variety of cultural history, natural history and local art-related topics.
Open 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.
The Mission House
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, 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 artefacts of glass, ceramic and more. Opening hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Tours cost CI$10 for adults, and CI$4 for children.
Call (345) 749 1123 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.