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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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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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