Closures for the month of August

Happy Emancipation Day!!!

As part of the holiday season, The UWI Museum will be closed to the public from Tuesday, August 1, 2023 to Friday August 11, 2023. The museum will re-open on Monday August 14, 2023 to the public from the hours 10 am to 4 pm, however no formal tours will be available.

We you a safe and restful Emancipation and Independence holiday.


Celebrating International Museums Day

The UWI Museum celebrated International Museums Day on Thursday May 18, 2023 under the theme Museums, Sustainability and Well-being.


Rendezvous with History and Geology

Guest Post by Christina Boyd (CARIMAC Intern)


by Suzanne Francis-Brown

I was fascinated the first time I heard of Gibraltar Camp, a British Colonial Office facility established as a haven for civilian evacuees from the British Mediterranean fortress of Gibraltar, during World War II. Mostly women and children were housed in wooden barracks buildings across acres of former sugar land at Mona, on the outskirts of Kingston. Later, Jewish and other wartime refugees also lived there, on a lower level.


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