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Address: Kingston, Jamaica
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Jamaican cultural powerhouse, funding and organizing some of the nation's...

Jamaican cultural powerhouse, funding and organizing some of the nation's most important exhibits in natural history, history and art.

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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 raised Jamaican and have never ever visited this place before. I learned so much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Charmaine J
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Maryland

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Charmaine J
Kingston, Jamaica
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Reggaegirl102
Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 volunteer their time to help out the only 2 tour guide the Institute has. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank evie v
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Pájaro A
Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Heneka
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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2 Thank Paula M
Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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2 Thank Jacqueline W
Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 city centre, it's definately worth a shot.

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2 Thank Michał Z

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