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National Gallery

National Gallery (Esterly Tibbetts Highway at Harquail Bypass, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman) – established in 1996, this museum displays and promotes the range of Caymanian artists and craftspeople, both established and grassroots.  As part of its mission to “promote and encourage the appreciation and practice of the visual arts, of and in the Cayman […]

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Mission House

Mission House (63 Gun Square Road, Bodden Town, Grand Cayman) – this is a classic two-floor gabled Caymanian house on wooden posts, dating back to the 1840s and restored by the National Trust.  The building got its nickname from early missionaries, teachers, and families who lived there while helping establish the Presbyterian ministry and school […]

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Little Cayman National Trust

Little Cayman National Trust (Blossom Village, Little Cayman) – this old school Caymanian cottage overlooks the local Booby Pond Nature Reserve.  There are telescopes on the breezy second-floor deck that allow close-up views of their markings and nests, as well as the other feathered friends.  Within the cottage, you’ll find shell collections, panels and dioramas […]

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Little Cayman Museum

Little Cayman Museum (across from Booby Pond Nature Reserve, Blossom Village, Little Cayman) — The museum displays relics and artifacts, including a recently added wing devoted to maritime memorabilia, that provide a good overview of this tiny island’s history and heritage.

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Heritage House

Heritage House (218 North East Bay Road, Spot Bay, Cayman Brac) — This museum and event centre sits on grounds landscaped with native flora. The reproduction Cayman cottage is located on a large lot on the north side of Cayman Brac edging up to the bluff. Historical and cultural features along with narrative panels reveal […]

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Cayman Motor Museum

Cayman Motor Museum (864 North West Point Road, West Bay) – on display are 80 vehicles that collectively provide a historical tour of motoring throughout the world, starting with the very first car ever made – an 1886 Benz.  There’s also a replica of a 1905 Cadillac – the first ever vehicle in existence in […]

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Cayman Islands National Museum

Cayman Islands National Museum (Harbor Drive, George Town) – located within the Old Courts building in the island’s capital, the Museum building not only houses Caymans’ national treasures today, but is the oldest public building in the Cayman Islands.  Once used as a jail, courthouse, dancehall, and postal office, among other functions, the Museum building […]

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Cayman Islands Brewery

Cayman Islands Brewery (366 Shamrock Road, Red Bay, Grand Cayman) – this local brewery makes the following beers:  Caybrew (a full-bodied yet light light lager with a crisp hop finish), White Tip (a moderate pilsner), and Ironshore Bock (an amber-colored brew).  Free tours are available on the hour (which must be arranged beforehand).  The brewery’s […]

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Deckers Caribbean Grille & Lounge

Deckers Caribbean Grille & Lounge (756 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman) — this bar & lounge is set up within an actual English double-decker bus, and there’s a seafood and steak restaurant at an attached dining room. Try a signature blood orange mojito or a pinetini, a martini crafted with pineapple-infused vodka. […]

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Camana Bay Observation Tower

Camana Bay Observation Tower (extending between Seven Mile Beach and North Sound, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman) — This 75-foot structure provides striking 360-degree panoramas of otherwise flat Grand Cayman, sweeping from George Town and Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound. Running alongside the steps (though an elevator is also available), a floor-to-ceiling mosaic replicates […]