• Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
  • Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
  • Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
    Alentejo
  • Country | País | País | Pays
    Portugal
  • Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
  • Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
  • Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
    Territorio Indígena Yimba Cajc (Rey Curré) | Indigenous Territory Yimba Cajc (Rey Curré)
  • Country | País | País | Pays
    Costa Rica
  • Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
  • Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
  • Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
    Comunidade do Concelho do Redondo
  • Country | País | País | Pays
    Portugal
  • Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
  • Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
  • Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
    Territorio Indígena de Boruca | Boruca Indigenous Territory
  • Country | País | País | Pays
    Costa Rica

Identification | Identificación | Identificação

Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Créditos de imagen | Crédits photo| Créditos de imagem
Cayman Islands National Museum
Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
Cayman Islands National Museum
Institutional nature | Nombre del museo | Natureza institucional | Type d'institution
Museum / Museo / Museu / Musée
Short description | Descripción breve | Descrição resumida | Description brève
Cayman Islands National Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit the natural, cultural and art history of the Cayman Islands.
Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
Pan Caribbean
Main identity icons | Principales iconos de identidad | Iconografia mais relevante | Objets les plus représentatifs
Target Audience | Público-objetivo | Público alvo | Public cible
Cayman Islands nationals, visitors, students
Year of foundation | Año de fundación | Ano de fundação | Année de création
1979
Curator | Conservador | Comissário | Conservateur
Debra Barnes-Tabora
Public opening date | Fecha de Apertura | Data de abertura | Date d'ouverture
2018-04-27
Institutional affiliation | Afiliación institucional | Vinculação institucional
Local Government | Gobierno local | Governo local
Entity Name | Nombre de la entidad | Nome da entidade
Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture, Housing
Panorama

More information | Más información | Mais informação

Origin history | Origen Histórico | Origem história | Origine historique
The museum's beginnings can be traced to the 1930s when local resident Ira Thompson began collecting Caymanian artefacts as a hobby; in 1979, the government purchased Thompson's collection and it now encompasses a major portion of the Museum's collection. The Museum building dates back to the 1800s, and remains even till now, a focal point of George Town’s harbour..
Documentation | Documentación | Documentação | Documentation
Video | Vídeo | Vidéo
Access type | Tipo de acceso | Tipo de acesso | Conditions d'accès
Paid Admission
Activities and services | Actividades y servicios | Actividades e serviços | Activités et services
The Education Programme is a multi-faceted initiative, aiming to raise general public awareness about the Museum and its goals.

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The Cayman Islands National Museum offers educational programmes for every age group. Whether you’re an adult seeking to broaden your own knowledge of Caymanian history and culture, a child eager to learn and play, or anyone in between, we have a programme tailor made for you. From workshops and lectures, to tours, resources, and children’s activities, CINM strives to ensure all members of the Caymanian community have access to cultural and historical education opportunities.


Some of Educational Programmes and resources we offer at the Museum include our Historical Audiovisual feature, Museum Tours, Speaker Series and Educational Social media videos, i.e., Tink Fass Thursday questions and Word Meaning Wednesday videos

Main collection | Colección principal | Colecção principal

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Ira Thompson Collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
Cayman Islands National Museum
Type | Tipo | Tipo | Type
manuscripts, prints, time pieces, musical instruments, fossils, animal specimens, household utensils and many tools of an era passing. ?
Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
Celebrated as the father of Museums in the Cayman Islands, Ira Thompson collected almost everything. As a hobbyist, avid birdwatcher, and taxi man, Ira travelled extensively throughout Grand Cayman, showcasing his eclectic acquisitions in his Kiemanos Museum in the early 1930s.


His collection included manuscripts, prints, time pieces, musical instruments, fossils, animal specimens, household utensils and many tools of an era passing.


Today, among Mr Ira’s many contributions to the preservation of Caymanian culture is his 1,500+ object collection – the core of our permanent collection.
Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue
More Collections | Más colecciones | Mais colecções | Ajouter une collections
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Collection 2 | Colección 2 | Colecção 2

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
Type | Tipo | Tipo | Type
Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue

Collection 3 | Colección 3 | Colecção 3

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
Type | Tipo | Tipo | Type
Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue

Contact | Contacto | Contacto

Website | Sitio Web | Sitio de Internet | Site web
e-Mail | Correo electrónico | Correio electrónico | Courrier électronique
Phone | Teléfono | Telefone | Téléphone
345-949-8368

Location | Ubicación | Localização

Street | Calle | Rua | Rue
3 Harbour Drive
Place | Lugar | Lugar | Lieu
George Town
Country | País | País | Pays
Cayman Islands
Timetable | Horario | Horários | Horaires
Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm (Last admission at 4:15pm) & Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
     
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