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“lacking” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum and Art Gallery

National Museum and Art Gallery
117 Frederick St., Port of Spain, Trinidad
868-623-5941
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Home to a large collection of works by Trinidad artists and a number of exhibits on the cultural history of the island.
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

fit for the museum hoppers and shoppers of fine art. there is not always a overflow of art choices.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Comprehensive Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

See all the history of T&T for free in a building that screams history

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Trinidad
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Well Kept Facility”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

this museum carries a wonderful piece of our history; school usually visit this site; much is to be learned here

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“One superb gallery does not a museum make”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The museum contains an excellent gallery dedicated to Trinidad's sporting history and heroes. They have a lot to be proud of, including Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions, and the gallery does a very good job of showing their triumphs. Unfortunately, the rest of the Museum looks very tired in comparison, with a sometimes confusing collection presented in a very old fashioned way. The Museum is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, so maybe things will change for the better.

Visited November 2011
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Magnolia, Tx.
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152 reviews 152 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
“Could be better if they had proper lighting & cleaning”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

Visiting this museum/art gallery was a disappointment Jan. '09 because the art gallery part was completely closed for renovations with no known completion date. The museum part of the building could me much improved if they put in better lighting to view many of the exhibits at their best, and a little cleaning would be nice. (10+ years of dust accumulation on many exhibits made them look bad.) Also needs some kind of ventilation as there was no A/C or fans to keep the air circulating. Some of the Carnival exhibit needs to be updated because all the costumes seem to date from around 1989 or earlier, hardly representative of what Carnival is like today. The history of steel pan was very good. Also make sure the guards at the door know you are inside. We went on a very slow day & were the only ones inside. Were accidentally locked inside when the guard shut the front doors to prevent rain from blowing inside. When we wanted to leave, no one was around, so we kept shouting until someone finally came to let us out.

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