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, 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.

NOTICE: Closed to Public


The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced the closure of cultural and sport facilities, including museums, galleries, and stadia run by the government.

Minister Grange says the closures — with effect from Saturday, 14 March 2020 — are in keeping with the Government’s strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica and to minimise the potential health impact on the country.

The facilities that will be closed to the public are:

  • African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank;
  • Alexander Bustamante boyhood home at Blenheim, Hanover 
  • Bustamante Museum at Tucker Avenue, St Andrew;
  • Paul Bogle Memorial Park at Stony Gut, St Thomas;
  • Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey;
  • IOJ Junior Centres; 
  • Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre;
  • Fort Charles;
  • National Gallery of Jamaica;
  • Seville Heritage Park;
  • National Gallery West;
  • Natural History Museum of Jamaica;
  • National Museum Jamaica; 
  • Jamaica Music Museum;
  • National Library of Jamaica;
  • National Stadium;
  • National Aquatics Centre;
  • and Trelawny Stadium

Source: The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport