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Jamaica's History

An interesting place to visit to learn about some of the early history of Jamaica through its... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica 2017

I had the pleasure of visiting the Institute when they had an exposition about the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Montreal, Canada
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Jamaican cultural powerhouse, funding and organizing some of the nation's most important exhibits in natural history, history and art.
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Kingston, Jamaica

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

An interesting place to visit to learn about some of the early history of Jamaica through its museums.

Thank Reggaegirl102
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting the Institute when they had an exposition about the history of Jamaica including the uprising ("rebellion") and the mass slaughter of some participants in this uprising. Quite the eye-opener about the history of Jamaica. I was also exposed to...More

Thank Drake1965
Reviewed 15 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 2 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 5 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 19 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
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