About Us

The National Museum Jamaica is the national agent for the collection, preservation and documentation of Jamaica’s material culture and aims to stimulate serious research and reflection on Jamaica’s history and contemporary life.

As the repository of Jamaica’s National Collection, the National Museum Jamaica houses over 19, 000 historic, ethnographic and archaeological artefacts that are germane to Jamaica’s material culture from the prehistoric era to the contemporary. The work of the museum is focused in three areas: Preservation, Research and Communication through education programmes.

“…establishment and maintenance of museums…”

Part of our mandate is the establishment and maintenance of museums for the collection, preservation and presentation of artefacts; and administers four historical and ethnographic museums across the island; National Museum Jamaica, National Museum West, The Peoples’ Museum of Craft and Technology, and the Port Royal Museum.