The Education Department is responsible for the development and implementation of all educational programmes that accompany every exhibition. This unit is also responsible for outreach programmes in schools, communities and Organizations Island wide.


Exhibitions are a very important part of the function of National Museum Jamaica, as this is one of the main ways that the museum disseminates information to the public. These exhibitions can be either temporary or permanent, and features a range of subject matter all focused on Jamaica’s history and ethnography. 


The National Collection comprises over 19,000 artefacts dating from the pre-Columbian era of Jamaica’s history up to modern times. Each artefact we collect, store and care for is an invaluable part of the story of the Jamaican people.

Virtual Taino Day 2021

National Museum Jamaica and National Museum West in Collaboration with the Jamaica Hummingbird Tribe celebrates Taino Day 2021 Virtually. On Thursday May 20th, 2021 at 10am, join us to celebrate the Vocabulary of Jamaica’s Indigenous People. All students Grades 4-7 are welcome.  

Nourishment and Healing: The Food and Herbs of Afro-Jamaica

Nourishment and Healing: The Food and Herbs of Afro-Jamaica, is a panel discussion that was held in celebration of Black History Month 2021, by National Museum West. The discussion focused on the various foods and herbs that were introduced from Africa to Jamaica and the ways in which they have been used and can be used to heal and nourish the body. The panelists include Dr. Diane Robertson, Colonel Wallace Sterling and Ms. Charmaine McKenzie.

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Nourishment and Healing: The Food and Herbs of Afro-Jamaica

National Museum West CSEC/CAPE Preparation Workshop with Facilitator Quinton Yearde

This workshop is for students preparing for CAPE and CSEC Examinations and they strategies they can use to be prepared for those exams.

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CSEC/CAPE Preparation Workshop
Institute of Jamaica

10 – 16 East Street
Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Tel: 876-922-0620-6
Email: info@instituteofjamaica.org.jm

National Museum Jamaica

10 East Street
Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Tel: 876-922-3795

National Museum West

Sam Sharpe Square
Montego Bay, St. James
Jamaica W.I.
Tel: 876-971-3920 or 876-940-6402

People’s Museum

Old King’s House
Emancipation Square
Spanish Town, St. Catherine
Jamaica W.I
Tel: 876-665-4786