Little Cayman Museum
Little Cayman Museum
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Museum dedicated to the history of Little Cayman.
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WorldTravelerDD
Pittsburgh, PA128 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
The new building was amazing, but the exhibits lacked the charm of the old displays. We really enjoyed the old museum and wanted to come back to see it again. We will likely not go back to the new version as the exhibits lacked any real personality.

At least bring the fog horn back!
Written 8 April 2023
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Pamela B
Flourtown, PA2 contributions
Feb 2023
A well organized, modern building along the main road offers glimpses into the long and recent past of Little Cayman and its people.
Written 26 February 2023
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Andrew M
7,174 contributions
Jan 2023
This museum doesn't have opening times displayed, so we attempted visiting three times before finally noticing the sign at the front had been changed from closed to open. On entering, we realized that we were the only persons in the museum. There are six rooms with interesting exhibits that are well labelled, so a self tour is a good option.

The National Gallery had an exhibit of paintings, but we were particularly interested in the Bell from the Negada which ran aground in 1932. Another display area exhibited a boat, tools of boat building and old maritime instruments. Exhibits were dedicated to local history, which includes a display of a cart used in the phosphate industry which briefly flourished on the island in the 1880's. Also in this room is a chunk of rubber from the lost cargo of a Sri Lankan ship which was torpedoed in WW2 approximately 27 miles south of the island. There is a display of antique furnishings which provides a glimpse of what local life would have been like on the island for early settlers.

All exhibits may be viewed in 30 minutes to 1 hour. There is no entry fee, but contributions are recommended to be deposited in a collection box to the right on entry. We heard that Iguanas could be found to the rear of the museum, but were disappointed, as after 15 minutes of searching, we were unable to find any. There is a wheel base of a cart from the phosphate industry behind the museum. After visiting the museum, take a photo of the nearby church, visit the nature reserve and visit the old graveyard which is on a sandy road just behind the church.
Written 29 January 2023
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Shaun Morgan
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Jun 2021 • Solo
Beautiful and eye opening exhibits. The tour provided by Tanya ( 100 out of 10 ) will have you laughing and gaining a deeper appreciation for the Island your visiting. Historical facts that arent boring, but have you adding more must places to visit while you're on the island. P.S. PROTECT THE IGUANAS!!!
Written 14 June 2021
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dominicdyer
George Town, Grand Cayman1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
I could not recommend the Little Cayman Museum more! Tanya was super friendly and an amazing guide. The museum itself is extremely interesting and gives you a great idea of Little Cayman’s history and its people. We also got to see and learn about the indigenous Rock Iguanas out the back. This is a must see for anyone visiting Little Cayman!
Written 17 October 2020
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Amy0328
Los Angeles, California107 contributions
Jan 2020
I think this stop is a 'must do' on a day when you cannot scuba. It's very well laid-out and fun. Ask the docents to tell you about the various iguanas!
Written 11 March 2020
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Angie J
Willow Spring, NC9 contributions
Jan 2020
We enjoyed spending a couple of hours here - it’s more than a stiff museum it was a an hour of learning about a place we love and spending time learning about the Little Cayman and listening to Tanya teach us about the Rock Iguanas was so great we went back for another day
Written 9 February 2020
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aubrey S
8 contributions
Dec 2019
This museum was built by "Mr. T", a man who had a very successful life. He loved the Cayman Islands and Little Cayman, in particular. Among other things, he built the Little Cayman Beach Resort. I met him there and came to know him and his wife.

The museum is mainly a collection of his things, and through them they tell a wonderful story.

Also, stop by and see the iguanas.
Written 22 January 2020
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charyl r
10 contributions
Jan 2020
Of course the artifacts displayed are fascinating. But the highlight of this museum is the docent who is so involved in the resident island population. This young woman was incredibly passionate and informative regarding these native critters. Well worth spending 30 minutes with her as she introduces the iguanas and explains their life cycle, living habitat, and the importance of protecting them. Forgive me for forgetting your name but this guide ROCKED!
Written 12 January 2020
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Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are grateful to have Tanja managing the Museum and sharing her enthusiasm for the Sister Islands Rock Iguanas with our visitors. We hope you will return to Little Cayman again soon!
Written 13 January 2020
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ERD4050
Bridport, VT14 contributions
Dec 2019
It is a must stop to see this very simple museum, but very well done, and informative. If you get really lucky like we did Tanya will be there to introduce you to her amazing friends the Rock Iguanas. She has the knowledge and passion to give you detail information on the museum residents they quietly "guard" the place. When Tanya took us on our tour it was like she was talking about them for the first time, with her enthusiasm and passion shinning through. What a treat, to find on Little Cayman Island. The best of luck to Tanya and all the Rock Iguanas!1
Written 1 January 2020
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