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Institute of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica
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Great history lesson

While visiting Kingston I decided to stop here out of curiosity. What a treat! I'm born and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Charmaine J
Place of Scientific Interest

A visit to the institute would be of interest to persons interested in history, science and the... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

While visiting Kingston I decided to stop here out of curiosity. What a treat! I'm born and raised Jamaican and have never ever visited this place before. I learned so much about my island and people. It is such a worthwhile visit.

Thank Charmaine J
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A visit to the institute would be of interest to persons interested in history, science and the arts- it has many interesting collections plus a museum that will appeal to adults as well as children.

Thank Reggaegirl102
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Finally the Institute was open on a Saturday and I took the opportunity to give my daughter and her friends a break from the books and to experience of their Social Studies in 3D. The Institute was expecting a crowd and several members of staff...More

3  Thank hurricane-thea
Reviewed 25 May 2016

A really wonderful introduction to Jamaica's history and natural history, My teen-aged boys found the Natural History museum entrancing.The National Library is also a great place to visit for historical and social research.

1  Thank evie v
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Perfect to understand more about Jamaican people and their history. Very well planned and clear, all the subjects are well explained.

1  Thank Pájaro A
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Institute of Jamaica is the place to be when you want to learn more about Jamaica's musical and other heritage. The staff is welcoming and knowledgable.

2  Thank Heneka
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Most enjoyable! I was there to show my documentary as I researched my Hakka Chinese grandfather who had lived in Jamaica. The facilities are quite spacious and comfortable. The theater's acoustics were quite good and the staff was friendly and accommodating!

2  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Very good museum. Probably needs some more displays Staff is very courteous You basically walk around by yourself and view all the sights I enjoyed it

2  Thank Jacqueline W
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Love the ambiance and Collection of Historical Musical pieces, and each section carries you back in time love it love it , even saw the slave ship such a great exhibition

Thank Dinarich
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Once you get to Institute of Jamaica you can see some interesting exhibitions. There was a reggae music exhibition, which was small but interesting, but the most interesting exhibition was the newly opened rastafarai exhibition. If you have a spare two hour when visiting Kingston...More

2  Thank Michał Z
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