Address: 10-16 East street Kingston CSO Jamaica West Indies
Telephone: 1-876-922-0621/6
Fax: 922-3795
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The Museums of History and Ethnography 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 Museums of History and Ethnography houses over 17, 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 Museums of History and Ethnography is focused in three areas: Preservation, Research and Communication through education programmes.

Mon -Thu:08:30-17:00; Fri:08:30-16:00

Mr. Jeffrey Hall - Chairman

Mrs. Lisa Whiteman Harrison
Mr. Mark McIntosh
Dr. Rebecca Tortello
Mr. Mark Thomas
Mr. Everton Maitland
Dr. Orville Taylor
Professor Swithin Wilmott
Dr. Matthew Smith
Mr. Ainsley Henriques
Mr. Billy Heaven
Mr. Jeffrey Brown
Principal Administrator
*Appointed March 12, 2012 for a period of three (3) years to March 11, 2015
Museums of History and Ethnography
Government of Jamaica