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National Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 117 Frederick St., Port of Spain, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868-623-5941
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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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Local history, natural history and art

Small museum with free entry giving an interesting insight into local history and culture. It is actually further north than the trip advisor map suggests, being on the corner of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum with free entry giving an interesting insight into local history and culture. It is actually further north than the trip advisor map suggests, being on the corner of Keate Street and Frederick Street, however easy to walk to from downtown PoS.

1 Thank madmikeb
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum covered a variety of subjects, showing both historical artefacts and different animal species. We were visiting for the day with a cruise, and this seemed to be the best way of getting a feel for the history of the country in our limited time. My 3-year-old found the historic ships and swords fascinating, and talked about pirates for... More 

Thank Gøril H
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children love museums and science centers. This one has an art collection and a short history of oil and gas and the sugar cane industry. Was an overall pleasant experience. It would be fantastic if the areas could be brought up to date. It cannot compare to the exibitations in Toronto and Houston where you can spend an entire... More 

Thank Ydaisy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in November 2015 and was the only person in the gallery that day. The museum offers a mix of art—there was an exhibit on 19th-century watercolors and the view of Trinidad—natural history, and history/social studies. The room on petroleum exploration and extraction seemed out of place but was my favorite. I did learn a lot more about T&T... More 

Thank AP32016
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As visitors to Trinidad we found this the best place to get an overview of the history, geology, people, economy and culture. The displays are rather dated and sometimes hard to read but are still very informative and thought-provoking. The artwork on display is fascinating. The staff are pleasant and helpful.

Thank Rachel C
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was an average experience, some items were really interesting, however the size of the Museum and the level of service was not great. Though the official time to open is 10 am, the government officials came at their own leisure at ~ 11 am and opened the museum, we had to wait outside for about 40-50 minutes

2 Thank saketjhunjhunwala001
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

For some persons the most interesting would probably be the historical part of the museum, focusing on TT history and including a lot of pieces from the last couple of centuries. There is also a part concerning natural history and the environment of the islands. However, the best and most interesting part is that regarding (contemporary) visual arts and sculpture.... More 

1 Thank gfcost
Sylva, North Carolina
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The National Museum is open to the public and is free of cost. The museum depicts a variety of historical events that occur in Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibit on oil refinery was very interesting. One thing that really got my attention was the religious celebrations of the two major ethnic groups living on the island. Information was presented to... More 

2 Thank marion p
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you like museums, you'll likely find this one pretty interesting, as they cover quite a bit! There's plenty of information on the founding of the country, some of the wildlife, etc.

Thank Jenny S
San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank MarlonEspinoza

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