Among the many ways to spend time in Grand Cayman is by visiting some of its most incredible museums. Whether you’re planning your visit now or considering Grand Cayman among other Carribean destinations, allow this list to inspire your travel plans. You’ll learn more about the island’s rich history while enjoying a variety of stunning and unusual sights.
Cayman Islands National Museum
Treat yourself to the latest exhibits in addition to viewing permanent collections at this amazing museum. Current exhibitions include Alvin McLaughlin: Steeped In Tradition featuring the retired welder and mariner’s outstanding collection of all things Grand Cayman, as well as celebrating 60 years of our first National Symbol: Our Coat of Arms. The museum also hosts many events throughout the year, including International Museum Day on May 18th and Mango Season at the Museum on July 6th.
Cayman Motor Museum
Plan a visit to this museum if you’re a bonafide “gearhead” or simply want to see some exquisite cars. The Cayman Motor Museum boasts a wow-worthy collection of classic cars owned by local businessman Andreas Ugland, which also features motorbikes to delight any vehicle enthusiast. This museum additionally hosts private events, such as birthdays, anniversary parties, weddings, and other shindigs.
Enjoy browsing the collections at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. There are permanent collections featuring work from local artists as well as changing exhibitions focusing on different aspects of Grand Cayman’s architectural and artistic history. Current exhibitions include Bendel Hydes–A Retrospect featuring works from the island’s “undisputed forefather of Caymanian contemporary art.”
Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden
Spend some time at this “outdoor museum,” a concrete sculpture garden featuring giant crabs, scorpions, blue iguanas, and other creatures. It’s located on Old Robin Road between the Queen’s Monument and Old Man Bay and includes free admission and free parking. Stop by in-between visits to other museums or any other Grand Cayman activities. And since it’s on the way to Rum Point, it makes an easy addition to the day’s itinerary.
Pedro St. James National Historic Site
Don’t leave Grand Cayman without visiting the oldest building in the entire Cayman Islands. It’s a “castle” of sorts that’s now a museum, and like all Grand Cayman buildings, it is surrounded by lush vegetation. The Pedro St. James National Historic site makes a great addition to a day in Georgetown.
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