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.

International Museum Day 2021 – “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”

International Museum Day 2021 will be celebrated on May 18th under the theme “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.” ICOM invites museums from all over the world to share what new practices of creation and adaption we have all had to face during these challenging times. To highlight this year’s theme National Museum Jamaica and our outposts, National Museum West and People’s Museum, will like to share with you all how we have had to reimagine our work in a completely virtual world due to the pandemic.

International Museum Day 2021 posters

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) poster for International Museum Day 2021

National Museum Jamaica poster for International Museum Day 2021

Digital Scavenger Hunt

International Museum Day 2021 will be celebrated on May 18th under the theme “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.” We have had to reimage a way to get you, our students, excited about celebrating with us virtually. So, that being said….you want to win some fabulous prizes from the Digicel Foundation of Jamaica? Then participate in National Museum and National Museum’s West Digital Scavenger Hunt! Please read the rules carefully and get ready to hunt through our social media platforms for the answers.


To find the answers you must scavenge through both National Museum Jamaica and National Museum West’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
Competition will run from May 20, 2021 – May 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2021.
To be eligible a participant must be a student in Grades 4-9.
Students must be residing in Jamaica to claim prizes.
Students must provide either a valid copy of student ID or letter from  school stating attendance to claim prizes.
Follow @national_museum_jamaica, @nationalmuseumwestjamaica and  @digicelfdnja on our social media platforms of Instagram and Facebook. This will be verified to claim prizes.
Answer all the questions correctly.
First, second and third place prizes will be given to the students who respond with all the correct answers the fastest.
–       Email answers to outreach@museums-ioj.org.jm
–       Prizes must be collected by winners from National Museum Jamaica, located at 10-16 East Street in Kingston

Prizes from the Digicel Foundation:

–      1 DL 3 Pro Phone
–      1 Samsung Tablet
–      Phone Credit
–      2 Digicel Foundation Gift Packages 

Competition launches across all National Museum Jamaica and National Museum West Instagram and Facebook pages on May 20th!

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.  

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