Happy International Museum Day

Today we celebrate museums—spaces that facilitate learning about history, culture and heritage, as well preserve cultural objects and information.

In Jamaica we have a variety of museums that each cater to their own niche. At the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) we focus on Jamaican and Caribbean art and related material. These artworks can come in a number of mediums, such as paintings, sculptures, digital works and more. We also house a small library centred around art as well as other related documentation to preserve our cultural knowledge for generations to come.

The NGJ falls under the Institute of Jamaica (IoJ) and is one of the many museums they are parent to.

Other museums within the IoJ are:

Closed: May 11, 2022

The National Gallery of Jamaica will be closed today, Wednesday May 11, 2022 due to current water lock offs as a result of the industrial action by the National Water Commission. The NGJ took the decision to remain closed as the health and safety of our staff and public is a priority. We will keep you updated regarding any changes and extend apologies for any inconvenience caused.

NGJ Extends Temporary Closure until January 25, 2022

Please be advised that the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will extend its temporary closure to the public until Tuesday, January 25, 2022, due to a confirmed exposure to Covid-19 among Staff. This will include our Saturday openings. The decision was made in order to effectively safeguard the health of all our visitors and staff, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The public is also being reminded that any queries can be directed to our email address at info@natgalja.org.jm, or you can call us at (876)922-1561, (876)922-1563, (876)618-0654 or (876)618-0655.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support, as we navigate the impact of this pandemic together.