Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee Act, 2005

An Act to provide for the establishment and constitution of a committee to manage national festivals and fairs within the Territory and for other matters connected therewith.

Culture Week

Culture Week was first observed in October, 1994.  The main objectives of the week are to:  1) take some time to focus on the cultural heritage of the Virgin Islands; 2) pass on relevant information to the younger generations; 3) increase the awareness of residents on the history and culture of the Virgin Islands; and 4) create opportunities to link various aspects of life to culture through the selected theme for the week.

The themes for the past five (5) years are as follows:

2010 – “Bridging the Generational Gap Through Culture’

International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18th.  The day is observed to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

The theme for 2015 is: "Museums for a Sustainable Society"


Department of Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town,Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Provide Services for Book Launches

As part of the Department of Culture’s mandate to promote the Literary Arts of the Virgin Islands, the Department offers assistance to local authors in launching their books through Book Launch Ceremonies. All local authors qualify for this service; however, assistance is also offered to expatriate residents whose books are about the Virgin Islands history and/or culture.

Provide Information on the History and Culture of the Territory

The Department of Culture is able to provide some information on the history and culture of the Virgin Islands.  Very often, students would source the Department for assistance with their culture or history projects.

Department of Culture

The Department of Culture serves as a focal point for the preservation and development of the culture and traditions of the Virgin Islands.

Our primary responsibility is the preservation of our cultural heritage in accordance with the legislative dictates and the Cabinet to provide services in the most efficient manner.

In pursuing our objectives, the Department of Culture: