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Cayman Brac Museum

19 Kirkconnell St., KY2-2101, Cayman Brac
+1 345-948-2222
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The major features of this museum are the displays paying homage to the 1932 devastating hurricane... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
mrmalph
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HB, Ca
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Not what I thought I would see!

Good overview of island life and especially life when the hurricane went through in 1932. It must... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
vovi
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Sk. Canada
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The Cayman Brac Museum, the oldest Museum in the Cayman Islands opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 1983. Through the years our efforts have been focused on preserving the unique history of Cayman Brac & Little and creating informative exhibits. The Museum’s home is the Old Government Administration Building built in 1933 which housed the Post Office, Customs, Treasury and much more under one roof before it was replaced by a new building in 1983.
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19 Kirkconnell St., KY2-2101, Cayman Brac
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The major features of this museum are the displays paying homage to the 1932 devastating hurricane and the history and lore of catboat building. Photography is not allowed.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Good overview of island life and especially life when the hurricane went through in 1932. It must have been terrifying. No charge but we felt like we needed to leave a donation.

Thank vovi
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Has some cool history of some of the worst hurricanes that hit the island. May not be what you are expecting to have at a museum, but overall worth the stop.

Thank WorldTravelerDD
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We did an island tour while on Cayman Brac and our driver suggested that we stop and visit this small museum. He was right! It was worth it. Lots of interesting exhibits of what life was like in the early years on this quiet island.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum which we found in Maps of the Cayman Islands magazine. It is small scale but fascinating. The room dealing with the 1932 hurricane was amazingly moving and left us talking and thinking about it all day. The other exhibits relating...More

Thank JeremyP56
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Nice collection of local objects and stories about the island life and the impact of the 1932 hurricane. You will learn about life on a small island

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our fourth visit (2016 & 2017) to the Brac but my first visit to the Museum. I spent about an hour in the little 3 room building. The third room covering the hurricane of '32 was especially interesting to me. Free of charge but donations...More

Thank TaranMike0302
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but packed with very informative island history. The hurricane that pummeled this island in 1932 is very well documented. It is worth the trip and donations are appreciated.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

this was our second visit. we learned so many more things about the hurricane that destroyed the island. we also learned how strong the bracers were to have survived.

Thank graciemae899
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and were pleasantly surprised. This small museum house many relics from the early 1900's. It took about 40 minutes to walk through. Everything from old tools, utensils, and clothing is on display. The room with pictures and quotes from the hurricane of...More

Thank da277
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CaymanBracMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cayman Brac Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Da277, Thank you for your review of our Cayman Brac Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed the visit of our window in to the past.

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It is free, but they appreciate donations as you leave.
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