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.

Legacy of a Nation: One People, One Family, One Identity.


A Tapestry of Jamaican Culture: From Taino to Independence is the theme of our display that explores the unfolding of Jamaica’s history, which is reflected through the artefacts. The story of the Tainos, Spanish, Maroons, British, Africans, and our various ancestors.


Now Open
People’s Museum

Tours are offered Mondays to Thursdays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Feel free to contact us at telephone number 1876 – 672 – 7227 or Cellular 876 277- 3239. Email us at curator_sptown@museums-ioj.org.jm and secure your tour booking early. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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: 876-922-0620-6
Ext: 258

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: 876-672-7227
Mobile: 876-277-3239