10 East St, Kingston

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The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), through its various cultural entities, engages the public in different ways. Established in 1879, IOJ keeps its core offerings relevant and relatable.

IOJ Programmes Multifaceted

IOJ offers Research, Museum, Outreach and Exhibition programmes through all its cultural entities. You can learn about Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage geared to educate and entertain.

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Enjoyable Events for every age

Lectures, Seminars, Concerts, Ceremonies, Symposia and Festivals – IOJ events are for everyone.

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Journals, Books and Catalogues by IOJ

IOJ publishes several journals, books and catalogues through its various cultural entities. Check out its flagship publication – the Jamaica Journal.

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Research the Culture & Heritage of Jamaica

Research is essential in any Museum. IOJ has available experts, libraries and symposia in areas pertaining to Jamaica’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

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More than a MUSEUM.
Facilities Rentals Available!

Do you need spaces to rent? Book now one or more of the following:
– Auditorium (300 seats)
– Computer and Language Labs
– Multimedia Production Studio
– Multipurpose interactive spaces

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 Outreach Programme

The IOJ traverses Jamaica on a mission to educate each Jamaican, and peroson that touches our shores about the country’s most valuable treasure– our heritage and culture. Each year, thousands are impacted by this service which includes a mobile exhibit on various subjects.

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Contact Us

Address: 10 – 16 East Street
Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Telephone: (876) 922-0620-6 |  Fax: (876) 922-1147
Email: info@instituteofjamaica.org.jm