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UPDATE: The National Museum is pleased that the Cayman Islands are moving to Suppression Level 2, with staged easing of restrictions over the coming weeks and months, and so please stay tuned for an upcoming Press Release on Museum activities before the end of June. We continue to closely monitor this situation around COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') with the ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of our visitors, members, volunteers and staff.

For more information, please visit www.gov.ky/coronavirus

13 July 2020, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands: The Cayman Islands National Museum is pleased to announce its phased reopening of our facilities to the Public. On Monday 13 July, the National Museum Shop opens from 9 am – 3 pm and will be closed on weekends. The National Museum Audiovisual Theatre and Galleries open on Monday, 20 July from 9am – 3pm and will remain closed on weekends.

The Museum is committed to the Health & Wellbeing of our Visitors, Members, Volunteers, and Staff. We are reopening with protective COVID-19 measures in place:

  • All Visitors and Staff are required to wear face masks.

  • All Persons temperatures will be taken upon entry.

  • Social distancing signage is in place.

  • Social distancing is required.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are positioned in the Shop and throughout the Museum allowing our Visitors to practice good hygiene from entry to exit of the buildings.

  • Periodic, Hourly and the End-of-Day Sanitizing of the Shop & Galleries will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! We dearly value our Museum Members, Visitors, and Staff, and will continue to keep you abreast of Museum news through email and social media in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor, assess, and adjust our phased reopening, and plan to engage you — when appropriate — in our Group Activities & Programmes—with guidance and recommendations from the CIG, Health Service Authority and the Hazard Management Control Unit.

Be Safe & Thank You for your vital support of the Cayman Islands National Museum!

WHAT THIS MEANS

  • We will close to the public beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice from the C.I. Government.

  • We will continue to closely monitor this ever-evolving situation around COVID-19.

  • All special events and programmes, community outreach, meetings, on and off-site visits are cancelled.

  • We implemented enhanced cleaning procedures when awareness for COVID-19 heightened and will continue to sanitize and clean our facilities even during our closure.

  • We will continue to follow guidelines established by the Cayman Islands Government ('CIG') and Hazard Management Cayman Islands ('HMCI') and will update operations and policies as necessary.

(March 20, 2020, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)  The Cayman Islands National Museum has extended the closure of the National Museum Admissions and Shop until further notice, while we monitor the local emergence of COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’) in the Cayman Islands. As previously advised, until given the all clear, the Museum has suspended group activities: including our Tours, Speaker’s Series, Looky Ya! Events, public festivals & gatherings, attendance at community events & meetings, and off-site visits.

 

Museum Staff continue to focus on our Operations, Administration, and Curatorial roles.  Please visit our website to see postings about the Museum and our Collections.

 

We dearly value our Museum Members, Visitors, and Staff, and will keep you abreast of Museum news through email and social media in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we are monitoring, assessing, and adjusting our responses accordingly – with guidance and recommendations from the Cayman Islands Government ('CIG'), Health Service Authority ('HSA') and Hazard Management Cayman Islands ('HMCI').

 

Be Safe & Thank You for your vital support of the Cayman Islands National Museum!

 

The National Museum Team

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan City, China in 2019.  COVID-19 is a member of the coronavirus family (a group of viruses) that has never been encountered before.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

The virus most commonly causes:

  • coughing

  • fever

  • tiredness

  • breathing difficulties

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually but commonly occur within 1-10 days after a person has
been exposed.

Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.

Information taken from

www.gov.ky/coronavirus

(March 14, 2020, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) The Cayman Islands National Museum has taken the decision to temporarily close the National Museum Admissions and Shop for the week of 16-20 March 2020, while we monitor the local emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Cayman Islands. Museum Staff are focusing on Operations, Administration, and Curatorial roles, as well as Exhibition care and maintenance, and restocking the Shop. Our intention is to reopen Admissions and the Shop the following week, pending ongoing developments.

Until given the all clear, the Museum has suspended group activities: including our Speaker’s Series, Looky Ya! Events, public festivals & gatherings, attendance at community events & meetings, and off-site visits.

We dearly value our Museum Members, Visitors, and Staff, and will keep you abreast of Museum news through email and social media in the coming weeks. We are monitoring, assessing, and adjusting our responses accordingly – with guidance and recommendations from the Cayman Islands Government (‘CIG’), Health Service Authority (‘HSA’) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (‘HMCI’).

Be Safe & Thank You for your vital support of the Cayman Islands National Museum!

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We've created a gallery of a few objects in our Collection. Take a look!

Our Exhibition pages are being populated with additional information and media for viewing.

Check out our Upon the Seas social history film - with discussion questions for review!

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CINM is supported by an annual grant from the Cayman Islands Government, through Admissions & Gift Shop sales, and by Memberships.

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P.O. Box 2189 GT Cayman Islands, KY1-1105 

Tel: 345-949-8368  Email: info@museum.ky

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