National Museum West is located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, in the heart of Jamaica’s tourist capital. The museum is one of several Institute of Jamaica – National Museum Jamaica satellites that offer the public the opportunity to view heritage objects from the National Collection and to discover and understand Jamaica’s diverse population and their unique cultures.
From the 16th century into the New World, enslaved Africans and their descendants in Jamaica expressed themselves, their spiritually and their desire for redemption through the arts. Reggae continues the expressive tradition of rejecting oppression and validating Afro-Jamaican identity and the demand of equal rights.
War… Lest We Forget! curated by the Institute of Jamaica, honours those Jamaicans who gave their lives in the two World Wars and those who returned home to share their experiences, rededicating themselves with renewed awareness to the building of a modern Jamaica.