People’s Museum of Crafts & Technology

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People’s Museum of Crafts & Technology information

adult/child J$300/100
Opening hours
9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Thu, to 3pm Fri
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On the west side of Parade Square is the porticoed Georgian redbrick facade of the ruins of the Old King’s House , a once-grandiose building erected in 1762 as the official residence of Jamaica’s governors. The building was destroyed by fire in 1925, leaving only the restored facade. Today the stables, to the rear, house the People’s Museum of Crafts & Technology . A reconstructed smith’s shop and an eclectic array of artifacts – from Indian corn grinders to coffee-making machinery – provide an entry point to early Jamaican culture. A model shows how Old King’s House once looked.