Art and HIstory at Montego Bay Cultural Centre
One of the newest and most exciting additions to Montego Bay is the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. Located in the heart of the historic Sam Sharpe Square, in a renovated former civic center, it houses a museum and an art gallery–both are the western branch of Jamaica
's National Museum and National Art Gallery in Kingston. The center opened last year, in an effort to preserve cultural heritage, and features an informative display of Jamaica's complete history and timeline, as well as period artifacts from the Taíno days to the slavery period and postmodern Jamaica. The first of the museum's rotating exhibits was on the Rastafari culture and lasted a year.