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National Museum and Art Gallery

Address: 117 Frederick St., Port of Spain, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868-623-5941
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Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: Home to a large collection of works by Trinidad artists and a number of exhibits on the cultural...
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Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: Home to a large collection of works by Trinidad artists and a number of exhibits on the cultural history of the island.

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Hamburg, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The museum has more history and culture than art - the history very well explained via pictures and tools, art not so much. The one art room on ground floor has paintings of local culture and upstairs is a contemporary art gallery.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This small museum is worthwhile if you are interested in local history. What really makes this museum a must see stop is the gallery of art. The paintings and scultures were both outstanding. During my visit, the upstairs gallery was closed but I would have loved to have seen what other art they had planned to display.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Popped in the museum early this year and spent a glorious two hours browsing the exhibits. The art gallery exhibits works by local artists and you see some truly spectacular pieces. Other sections are dedicated to artifacts from the island's fraught and storied history, and our incredibly bio-diverse environment. Please note: cameras are not allowed in the art gallery (for... More 

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london
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised, this is so much more than a museum, its a fascinating place that brings to life the history of the islands and its people, its informative, moving, creative, and covers people, Idevelopment, politics, history, art, everything really! We really enjoyed our visit and wished we had allowed more time, we had about 2 hours and would... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was great to read the history and see the pictures on the past of Trinidad. really informative. Art gallery, well you decide if it is art. a lot to me was stuff my grandchildren would do in kindergarten

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,447 reviews 1,447 reviews
901 attraction reviews
774 helpful votes 774 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

An attractive building but unfortunately it's closed on Mondays so it wasn't possible to go inside. Easy enough to walk here from the independence square area (as long as you don't mind getting sweaty!)

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Brick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little museum has everything from rock formations of the islands to cultural and ethnic makeup. A very informative museum. No art (section was closed)

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This small museum gives a really good feel to the history and culture of Trinadad. From the development of village an town life to the construction of roads and industry.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I visited this museum for the first time about forty years ago. As I recall then there were just a few Amerindian artifacts and very little else. My most recent visit was a little over a week ago. The museum has grown significantly. There is a section on the oil industry which was quite informative. Apart from the Art gallery... More 

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We would recommend this museum to anyone visiting Trinidad with an interest in where they are. The museum is free and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The art exhibition that was on whilst we were there was certainly very different to anything we had seen before but, again, very interesting. The museum is air conditioned which helps keep... More 

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