Located in downtown George Town, the Cayman Islands National Museum is one of the nation’s most important cultural attractions. Not only does it house the islands’ national treasures, but it is the oldest public building in the Cayman Islands. Built in the 1830s for government business, it later served as a library, prison and courthouse.

The exhibits are a diverse and absorbing mix of items detailing the cultural and natural history of the Cayman Islands. There are about 9,000 artefacts in its permanent collection. Before strolling through the museum, take in a 15-minute introductory video.