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National Museum and Art Gallery

117 Frederick St., Port of Spain, Trinidad
868-623-5941
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Port of Spain
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

accidentally stopped here, If you have the time it's interesting and free. Nice brief history on local things. Located in a area where you can continue walking and find nice things to see and do for free

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you're interested in learning the history of the islands and even seeing artwork, here is the place to go. You can't take pictures inside the museum though. The building seems to be under minor renovation, which is great because it seems to be moving up with the times. The artifacts, to me, are priceless and it is worth going.... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The museum had great content but poorly displayed. The art museum was fantastic with many artists and media and video of artist discussing their work and even demonstrating their process.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Love the historical pics and stories they had. It had a lot of cultural pics from a variety of genre.

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Maraval, Trinidad
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The National Museum and Art Gallery is a tired old museum, but worth the visit. It has lots of interesting information and exhibits but like all underfunded government project it is quickly outdated. The staff at the front desk were very welcoming and made a big fuss about not bringing in a camera or a fire arm! I had a... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The art museum is a well rounded snapshot of the island nation. With the tour you get to see the history of the country with influence of African, Indian, French, Spanish and English. You wander through artifacts from native populations, peek into independence, the fauna that populates the island, and colonial architecture, Carnival, plus a small, yet delightful slice of... More

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Edinburgh, UK
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Free museum. Around a quarter was closed when we visited and the rest looked rather neglected. Gallery on upper floor perhaps better but I'm not a huge art fan.

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