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Museums to Visit

Museums to Visit

If you like delving into history, there are a variety of interesting museums on Jamaica. These museums and historical sites tell the story of the island’s political, military, economic, social and cultural history.  Here is a short guide to some museums and historical sites worth visiting.

Pre-colonial and Early Colonial History
-    Taino Museum of the first Jamaican, Kingston
-    Fort Charles, Port Royal
-    The Hanover Museum
-    The National Institute of Jamaica, Kingston
-    Montego Bay Museum at Sam Sharpe Square

-   Columbus Park museum, Discovery Bay
-    Fort Haldane in St. Mary
-    Fort George in Port Antonio


Modern History
-    Liberty Hall -The legacy of Marcus Garvey, Kingston
-    National Institute of Jamaica
-    Seaford Town in Westmoreland
-    The Peoples Museum of Craft and Technology in Spanish Town
-    Bustamante Museum, Kingston
-    National Heroes park, Kingston
-    Bank of Jamaica Currency Museum, Kingston


-    Bob Marley Museum, Kingston
-    Peter Tosh museum, Kingston
-    Trench Town Culture Yard, Kingston
-    National Museum of Jamaica


Natural History
-    Institute of Jamaica Natural History Museum, Kingston
-    Hope Botanical Gardens, Kingston


 Culture and Lifestyle
-    Devon House, Kingston
-    Greenwood Great House, Montego Bay
-    Rose Hall Great House, St. James
-    Noel Coward’s Firefly House, Portland
-    Bellfield Great House and Garden, Montego Bay
-    Halse Hall Great House, Clarendon

Art History
-    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston
-    Harmony Hall Art Museum, Ocho Rios


January 2018