This small, uninhabited island off the coast of Kingston (Port Royal) is as quiet as can be during the week and is ideal for nude sunbathing. (There is almost no foot traffic at that time). On Sundays, locals bring limes, food, beer, and good vibes. The island – and small islands surrounding is – is ideal for snorkeling, but bring your own mask and fins.
There are no facilities on Lime Cay, so come prepared with plenty of water. The airport is nearby, so expect to see low flying aircraft from time to time. The island is just 15 minutes by boat from Port Royal & you can pay a local fisherman to take you to the island.
The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view.
The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the premier national exhibition, the Jamaica Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children’s art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.
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.
Admission: 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.
For tour appointment, please call the Education Department at 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line); 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.
Skip the magnets, ash trays, and snow globes and bring home souvenirs that your family and friends will appreciate.
As the name suggests, Things Jamaican chain of stores represents all things inspired from the Jamaican culture and traditions. The items available are decorative and functional pieces that represent Jamaican heritage, with some modern works as well. It is a great place to find artwork, sculptures, peppersauces, rum, clothing, and intricate wood carvings.
There are several locations including Kingston, Negril, and the Donald Sangster International airport.
Pick up some Blue Mountain Coffee, hand-crafted pottery, cookbooks, clothing, paintings and other unique souvenirs.
Welcome to the Trench Town Culture Yard web site!
Visit this evocative historical site in person, stay in touch with this pivotal part of Jamaica’s heritage here, visit us on Facebook, or share your experiences on TripAdvisor! The blog, Wah Gwan, does just that – provides regular updates about what’s going on in and around the Culture Yard. There is also a detailed and growing historical account of the Trench Town Culture Yard.
If you are thinking about visiting, there is information about how to get to the museum and what you can expect to see, hear and feel there.
The site lists Odda Tings & other cultural links and resources, and welcomes any suggestions that will help the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum extend its community.
The Trench Town Culture Yard is an architectural and cultural museum. It was in this yard that the community leader, Vincent Tata Ford lived. Bob Marley, arguably Trench Town’s best known resident lived here too. It was here that Bob Marley was taught how to play the guitar by Vincent Tata Ford.
It was here too that the very popular song `No Woman No Cry’ was co-written by Bob Marley and Vincent Tata Ford, which recalled their experiences living in the yard.
Bob Marley would also recall in song Natty Dread his many trips from First Street to Seventh Streets. It was while living at number 6 and 8 First Street that the Wailers were formed and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ first album `Catch a Fire’ was recorded.
The Culture Yard today hosts a souvenir shop and a small museum which contains articles, instruments and furnishing used by Bob Marley.
There are plans to refurbish and restore the buildings to their former glory and make this site an even richer heritage tourism destination.The Trench Town Culture Yard was declared a National Heritage Site by the Government of Jamaica in 2007.
We are a luxury passenger and courier transportation company offering safe, reliable, comfortable, and cost-effective scheduled services from convenient locations on Jamaica’s north and south coasts including connections to Portland, St. Mary, and Negril.
Jamaica’s most efficient and reliable coach / public transportation service. Located in Montego Bay, Kingston, Falmouth, Westmoreland, Negril, Luana, Manchester, Port Antonio, Gutters, Port Maria and Annotto Bay.
We also do airport transfers from both Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay.