Hanover Museum


Daytrips in Montego Bay are always fun and often educational. Because this Caribbean island has such a strong and powerful history, visiting museums and attractions is an experience the entire family can share.

The Hanover Museum (slightly West of Lucea) is run by the Hanover Historical Society and Museum (a voluntary organization). Interestingly, the site of this museum was a prison during the 1800s and although it has since been converted into a museum designed to preserve the history of Jamaican religions, there are still numerous artifacts and relics on display related to the prison era.

Artifacts such as stocks, artwork, bathtubs and pottery are on display and aid in the telling the story of Lucea's history. The museum contains artifacts from the Arawak era, through the days of Captain Bligh and Henry Moran to more modern times.