Cultural History Gallery

The Cultural History Gallery offers exhibits on a variety of cultural themes including political and judicial systems, social movements, seafaring history, trade, and medicine. Video re-enactments capture historic events such as the “Wreck of the Ten Sail,” and the 1820 court hearing of enslaved person, Long Celia. Dynamic cultural vignettes examine three aspects of Caymanian life – church, home and industry, while dioramas and wall panels tell the story of Cayman’s historic turtling and fishing industry.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the hours of operation at the National Museum?

The National Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Is there available parking at the Museum?

Unfortunately, there is no available parking because of our location; however, there is paid parking at Bayshore Mall next door the Museum. 

How much does it cost to enter the Museum?

Please see our Visiting page for more information.

How long does it take to go through the Museum?

It takes about 45 minutes to go through the Museum - this includes a 20 minute introductory video. 

How long will this exhibition be on for?

The Cultural History gallery is a permanent exhibition. ​

Can I walk to the Museum from the Cruise Port?

The National Museum is located within walking distance of the Port.


Are there guided tours?

Guided tours are available by appointment. Please see our Visiting page for more information.

Are audio headsets with different translations available?

There are no available audio headsets, but we are working on getting those very soon. 

Is the Museum accessible by wheelchair?

Unfortunately, the National Museum is not wheelchair accessible; however, we are working on making the Museum fully accessible in the not so distant future, but must take into consideration the fact that we are in a historic building.

3 Harbour Drive, George Town

P.O. Box 2189 GT Cayman Islands, KY1-1105 

Tel: 345-949-8368  Email:

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CINM is supported by an annual grant from the Cayman Islands Government, through Admissions & Gift Shop sales, and by Memberships.




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