The Geology Museum aims to procure, display and curate geological, mineralogical and palaeontological materials from Jamaica and the Caribbean for the purposes of research, education, posterity and the enjoyment of the public.
The University of the West Indies Geology Museum (UWIGM) is located on the ground floor of the De la Beche Building, Department of Geography and Geology. The UWIGM was established in 1969 as a facility to house Department's geological collections and was opened to the public in 1970.
The UWIGM is comprised of a Main Exhibit Gallery and a Collection Storage Facility. There are approximately 20,000 items in the collections and represents the largest collection of rocks, minerals and fossils in the English-speaking Caribbean. These items have been collected primarily from Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, but there are also several items collected from other countries.
There is one full-time Curator on Staff at the UWIGM: Dr. Sherene James-Williamson. The teaching staff in geology provide professional support for most UWIGM activities.
The UWIGM is open to the public Mondays through to Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Walk-in” visitors are accepted, however, all groups of ten or more are required to make an appointment with the Curator.
The Curator UWI Geology Museum
c/o Department of Geography & Geology
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Kingston 7, Jamaica