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Campers immersed in Cayman’s maritime heritage

A group of 12 youngsters spent a week learning about Cayman's maritime heritage at the fourth annual Cayman Islands National Museum Immerse Summer Camp.

National Museum welcoming visitors once again

If you have an interest in the history of the Cayman Islands and want to learn more, a visit to the Cayman Islands National...

Tales from beneath the waves

To kick off a new 'Issues' series, the Cayman Compass explores some of the Cayman's spectacular wrecks.

Underwater ‘train wreck’ could be relic of phosphate mining

The discovery of old-fashioned train wheel-sets in shallow water off East End may be linked to the bygone era of phosphate mining in the Cayman Islands, historians believe.

An exhibit ‘steeped’ in Cayman tradition

Memories of old Cayman converged with the present on the George Town waterfront Saturday. As carnival revellers prepared for a third week of street parades, a different showing of Caymanian tradition went on display in the Cayman Islands National Museum.

New roof for National Museum

The Cayman Islands National Museum is getting a new roof to protect the artefacts inside the downtown building on Harbour Drive.

Museum unveiling coat of arms exhibit on Saturday

The nearly yearlong 60th anniversary celebration of the territory’s coat of arms is nearing its end, but not before the Cayman Islands National Museum and Celebrate Cayman hold an event on Saturday that will feature local food, traditional crafts, festive fun and entertainment.

Museum receives ceremonial swords

The Cayman Islands National Museum is now in possession of two ceremonial swords.
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OBMI celebrates 50th anniversary in the Cayman Islands

Cayman architecture and interior design firm OBMI celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 100 industry representatives at Hemingways restaurant last week.

Volunteers piecing together Cayman’s past

The journeys collide on a table littered with shards of plates and pottery in a room at the Cayman Islands National Museum.

Museum celebrates 27th anniversary

The Cayman Islands National Museum celebrated its 27th anniversary Saturday, launching a new exhibition, honoring some local stalwarts, and holding its Christmas Looky Ya event.

Christmas ‘Looky Ya!’ to be held Saturday

A special Christmas “Looky Ya!” celebration will be held at the Cayman Islands National Museum Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to mark the museum’s 27th anniversary.

Former Miss Cayman talks about island heritage

Former Miss Cayman Islands, attorney Theresa Lewis Pitcairn, kicked off a series of lectures at the Cayman Islands National Museum this week with a discussion on a “Purposeful life beyond the crown.”

National Gallery examines the body in ‘Mediating Self’

A new exhibition, “Mediating Self – Identity and the Body,” is on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Donation brings home a relic of Cayman’s early days

The Cayman Islands National Museum is celebrating the repatriation of a household artifact originating from Cayman’s very early days which is now part of its collection.

Cayman welcomes Scuba Hall of Fame

After years of being virtually based in the Cayman Islands, the International Scuba Hall of Fame officially moved into its new home at the Cayman Islands National Museum over the weekend.

Early scuba gear to go on display at National Museum

A 1940s Aqua-Lung regulator belonging to Jacques Cousteau and a pair of 15-pound leather diving boots from 1865 will be among the items on display at the Cayman Islands National Museum’s newest exhibit, a collaboration with the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

Museum makes plea for missing maritime trail signs

Cayman has lost some of its Maritime Heritage Trail signs. The signs, painted white and bordered in cobalt blue, sport the image of a schooner...

Dive pioneers join scuba Hall of Fame

The inventors of one of the first diving regulators and the man who led the first explorations beneath the North Pole were among the pioneers honored at the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday.

Museum celebrates mango season

Visitors to downtown George Town on Saturday had the opportunity to indulge in some mango madness at “Looky Ya: Mango Season at the Museum.”

‘Legacy of Light’ to highlight Cayman’s watercolorists

Watercolor enthusiasts should mark their diaries for the Cayman Islands National Gallery’s latest exhibition, “A Legacy of Light,” which opens to the public on June 30.

Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

Tourists and locals alike got a chance to step back in time and experience Cayman’s cultural treats and festivities at a ‘Big Ole’ Looky Ya’ event at the National Museum on Wednesday.

National museum launches book to celebrate 25th anniversary

To mark its first quarter-century, the Cayman Islands National Museum is launching a book and holding an outdoor party.

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