Cayman Islands National Museum

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Cayman Islands National Museum

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The Cayman Islands National Museum is dedicated to the preservation, research, and dissemination of all aspects of the Caymanian heritage for present and future generations. In 1990, after years of planning, artifact conservation, and exhibit design, the Cayman Islands National Museum opened to the public in the Old Courts Building. The Museum can trace its roots to the 1930s when Mr. Ira Thompson began collecting Caymanian artifacts as a hobby. In 1979, the government purchased Mr. Ira's collection, which became the nucleus of the National Museum collection. Today, the Museum's collection contains over 4,000 items ranging from tiny coins to a 14-foot catboat, natural history specimens to rare documents. Established as a place of learning and enjoyment, the museum provides residents and visitors with a rich understanding of the Caymanian heritage through its exhibits and special activities.

Location:  3 Harbour Drive

Business hours:  Mo-Fr 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sa 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.