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.

The Taino Collection

The oldest artefacts in our collection that reflect the socio-economic and political characteristics of the Taino – Jamaica’s first people.

The African Collection

One of the largest collection of artefacts of African origin in the Americas. This ethnographic collection reflects the social, economic and political life of West and East African societies.

The Port Royal Collection

A collection primarily recovered from underwater archaeological excavations, represents the fascinating history of Port Royal before and after the devastating earthquake in 1692.