The National Museum Jamaica is located at 10 East Street, Kingston and houses the Main Administrative offices, inclusive of the Director’s Office, Collections, Research and Education Departments. Through its research, the National Museum Jamaica contextualize history using as primary sources of interrogation, these objects of the past. Objects are the best representation of our history,one that is unfiltered and gives a unique perspective for both scholarly work and for engaging the public about a past that sometimes can be distant and lead individuals to feel that it is disconnected from their present.
Through our work, particularly the outreach programmes and exhibitions, we seek to empower the public with a strong sense of identity and national pride while education about the importance of conservation. We continue to work through our material culture to address both past and contemporary issues facing our society. The Division operates five museums along with the galleries at East Street, these include:-
Port Royal (Fort Charles Museum, Lucea (Hanover Museum), Spanish Town (People’s Museum of Craft and Technology), Montego Bay (Museum of St James now National Museum West), Taíno Museum of the First Jamaicans (currently closed) and plays an advisory role in the development of Jamaica Military Museum, Up-Park-Camp and the Education Museum, at the Mico University College.