National Gallery of Jamaica
12 Ocean Blvd, Block C
(Entrance is on Orange Street)
Phone: 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line)
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Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 3 pm
Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11 am to 4 pm
Closed to the public on the other Sundays and on Mondays and Public Holidays (Offices are open on Mondays)
The NGJ is also occasionally open on Sundays and evenings for exhibition openings and special programmes – for more information, please visit this blog regularly.
Adults: Ja$ 400 (effective January 10, 2012)
Senior Citizens and Teachers accompanying student groups: Ja$ 200 (effective January 10, 2012)
Children and Students with ID: free
Guided tours: Ja$ 3,000 (general); Ja$ 2,000 (schools) – by appointment only
Admission, tours and children’s activities are free on Last Sundays, some special programmes such as film screenings, may however attract a fee.
Most special events are free. Some of the children’s programmes attract a nominal fee.
Donations can be placed in the donations box in the reception area and help to support NGJ exhibitions and programmes
Food and Drinks:
As a general rule, food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries and refreshments can be bought and consumed in our coffee shop. During receptions and other functions, food and drinks may be allowed in certain designated areas.
Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the NGJ and must be left with the security desk. Our Security Staff is authorized to to search handbags, parcels or other items being taken into or out of the NGJ and we ask for your kind cooperation when a search is requested.
Parking is usually available on the adjoining UDC parking lot. An hourly rate applies on weekdays – free on Saturdays. Entrance to the parking lot is on Orange street, first entrance on the left after passing the NGJ building.
Update April 2011: Please note that the adjoining parking lot may be full, because of current construction projects on the Kingston Waterfront and the attendant reduction in parking spaces in the area. Alternate parking sites include: the Pirates Cove Parking lot on the Waterfront and the parking lot near the Kingston Craft Market. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Curbside parking is not permitted in most of the areas around the NGJ.