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As Jamaicans get ready to celebrate National Heritage Week, members of the public are invited to tour the museum on the life of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, located at 24 Tucker Avenue, Kingston.
The museum will be having special opening hours during National Heritage Week, October 11-15, for daily tours.
The Bustamante museum houses a collection of memorabilia featuring different phases of the hero’s life, and there is a permanent multi-media exhibition narrating his colourful and fascinating story. Visitors can actually see and hear the hero on these recordings.
Each period of Sir Alexander’s life is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings and artefacts. There is a trail from his early life at Blenheim, Hanover, his adult years and many journeys abroad, his entry into local political life and his rise to being Jamaica’s first Prime Minister and National Hero. Among the artefacts on display are the insignia of his Knighthood and National Hero.
While touring the exhibition, visitors will have the added pleasure of walking through the home in which the hero lived for many years until he moved, with his wife Lady Bustamante, into Jamaica House, the Prime Minister’s official residence, as its first occupants. They will see displays of some of his clothes inside the house.
The museum is located on Tucker Avenue (off Mountain Avenue and close to the National Stadium)), with entrance on Goodwill Avenue. Opening hours during the week are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a small cost to enter. The Bustamante Museum was established by the Bustamante Foundation and is a Jamaica National Heritage Trust site.

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