Free Cayman Islands National Museum Admission For Residents
On Saturday, June 2, residents of the Cayman Islands will receive free admission to the Cayman Islands National Museum. The museum is a great place to learn about the cultural heritage of all 3 islands and discover more about our unique geography.
While visitors to Grand Cayman don’t get into the museum free of charge, the attraction is still worth a trip. This year, the Cayman Islands National Museum celebrates its 27th anniversary. The beloved museum sits inside of the oldest surviving open-to-the-public building in the Cayman Islands, which was constructed in the 1830s.
Galleries at the Cayman Islands National Museum
The Cayman Islands National Museum houses 2 permanent galleries, 3 rotating galleries (including 1 for kids) and an audiovisual theatre. Its mission is to provide educational and creative exhibits and programming that engage people in a fun way.
Natural History Gallery
In the museum’s Natural History Gallery, explore the various habitats on our islands and take a simulated submarine dive all the way down to the Cayman Islands’ famous wall. Learn about nesting turtle sites and Cayman animal life as well as our wetlands.
Cultural History Gallery
The Cultural History Gallery features themed exhibitions that tell a tale of a seafaring man and his catboat. Uncover the details of the pioneers, industries and court trials that shaped the development of the Cayman Islands. Video re-enactments of history are a highlight of this gallery.
Special Programming and Events
Throughout the year, the Cayman Islands National Museum holds celebrations and annual events like International Museum Day and a Museum Anniversary Celebration. There are ongoing speaker series and guided tours, and schools may come in for special programs.
Visit the museum gift shop to pick up a special Caymanian gift like a piece of Caymanite jewelry or a thatch basket. The gift shop also sells flags, crafts, prints, postcards and books.
The Cayman Islands National Museum is located at:
3 Harbour Drive at Shedden Road, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Adults – KYD$6.40
Seniors/Children/Residents/School Children: Ask about discounted tickets