Things I Got for Christmas

An eclectic collection of Toys from early 1900s through the 1980s.  The exhibit features an extensive display of Caymanian Dolls and Dolls from around the World, collectible bears, and other boys’ toys from the Virginia Foster Collection.  The exhibit is augmented with a small number of early toys from the Museum’s collection and a 1957 handmade wood Grater and 1950s Stucco truck on loan from Tony Powell. A traditional Cayman sisal Christmas tree and apple complete the period display of things Cayman.


We are grateful to Ms Foster for her dedication to the education of Caymanian children.

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?

There is limited street parking or paid parking at Bayshore Mall.

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- 1 hour to go through the Museum - this includes a 20 minute introductory video. 

How long will this exhibition be on for?

This exhibition will be on through May 2021. 

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?

The National Museum is housed within a historic building with limited accessibility; however, our ground floor and bathrooms are accessible.