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.

Now Open
People’s Museum

The People’s Museum on Spanish Town Square has recently been refurbished and we would like to invite you to visit as soon as possible. The museum is located on the historic Spanish Town Square in the grounds of Old King’s House. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a range of important historic structures.

We offer guided tours of the museum and the grounds of Old King’s House, the seat of Government in Jamaica for hundreds of years.

The People’s Museum was first established in 1961 and is part of the National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) network. The exhibition highlights the lives of the people in Post-Emancipation Jamaica. It is packed with fascinating stories of our ancestors.

National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) is a division of the Institute of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Sport and Entertainment. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) was established in 1879 by the then Governor of Jamaica, Sir Anthony Musgrave.

The mission of the NMJ is to encourage serious reflection on Jamaica’s history and contemporary life. In light of the mission of the NMJ, we would like to interest and advise you that the People’s Museum of Craft and Technology has been re-opened and would therefore like to engage with you via our daily Tour Service.

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: 876-922-3795

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: 876-672-7227
Mobile: 876-277-3239