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Address: 117 Frederick St., Port of Spain, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868-623-5941
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Description: Home to a large collection of works by Trinidad artists and a number of...
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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When you visit this Museum you are able to see some of the Costumes on exhibition that were worn by Masqueraders at Carnival times gone past. This is in addition to other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

There is a lot of local history there, but the place needs an upgrade. Very nice old building, but the exhibits could be better displayed. Not a well maintained building, but still a great visit

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South America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

small museum but free go around and enjoy it they have lockers for you to leave the camera and the bags

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

When you visit this Museum you are able to see some of the Costumes on exhibition that were worn by Masqueraders at Carnival times gone past. This is in addition to other artifacts that are on display

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

lovely building and some good exhibits but sadly gallery was closed. could do with spending some money on the place. supposed to be best attraction in this historic capital

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E. Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a quiet and wonderful tour to learn the history of Trinidad, which was named after the Trinity due to the 3-hills in the northern mountain range. There were many famous art works and painting by many island artists and statues by many local sculptors.

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Brick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The art was cordoned off the day I was there, but the geology and historical information was worth the trip.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Museum enlightened the history of Trinidad both geologically as well as culturally. Enjoyed the art gallery with Leroy Clarke's works on display. Perused at my leisure for about 3 hours. Beautiful heritage building but needs funding for upgrades

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was really an enlightening experience for me visiting for the first time. It captures the development of Trinidad and Tobago from its physical birth; as seen in the Geology display; through is tough years of slavery and indentureship to its independence and expressions of freedom as told by it awesome displays of art in the art gallery.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very nice and educating place. Must visit this museum if you live in this country as it gives a quick snapshot of the history of this beautiful island. Nice art gallery as well, with few nice examples of impressio.

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Hamburg, Germany
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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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