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National Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Frederick St. 117, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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+1 868-623-5941

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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We spent less than hour here and felt it worthwhile. If you are walking up to Queen's park, you pass right by. In an historic building, the displays include art, history and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent less than hour here and felt it worthwhile. If you are walking up to Queen's park, you pass right by. In an historic building, the displays include art, history and natural history exhibits. The information on the early slave trade was sobering. Just a well done museum for those interested in Trinidad history - and it is free.

Thank pfefmeister
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good national Museum in the heart of port of Spain. The best part of it is it was free to get into. You can tell they don't have a lot of money to run it, but they're doing the best they can with limited resources. It's got some interesting historical exhibits, and gives you a good overview... More 

Thank ClintPage
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

The museum is split into different sections of the islands' culture; sport, history, independence, geography, art, and fashion. The exhibits are well laid out in a chronological order making it easy to follow the history. The sport section seems well invested in where as other parts could do with being redone so visitors can read the exhibits.

Thank Aidan W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

A building of Heritage.. Too bad I was not allowed to take pictures. I guess others will have to go and experience the rich heritage I experienced.

Thank karyn M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Museum located in a historic building. It is a bit here and there but for me it was worth a visit. They have a good section on Amerindian culture and lots of interesting artefacts from various periods of their history. These need to be put in chronological order to make the exhibition more comprehensible. I have been advised that this... More 

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

If you are spending a day in Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad, it may be worthwhile considering a brief stop at the museum if you are curious about the island's history. Parking on the premises is free but extremely limited, though there is normally a spot available due to the low number of people visiting the museum. The ground floor... More 

Thank AmazonLodge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I took 30 students to this museum and they were awed as this was the first visit for many of them. Unfortunately we could not get a guided tour as there was no one available as other schools were visiting at the same time. The paintings were wonderful, especially Cazabon's collection, and the artefacts from old time Trinidad were really... More 

Thank Alicia S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

At first I was hesitant but the experience exceeded my expectation. Lots of information came to my knowledge.Place was clean and well kept. will go back soon

Thank Wilberforce Q
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

This museum and art gallery is surprisingly small and modest, considering it is the 'national' museum and art gallery. It seems that the displays were created a long time ago and that there has been little funding available for upkeep and development. The art gallery could best be described as 'compact'. AT the time of my visit the main gallery... More 

Thank M G
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a must to learn about Trinbago history however please know it's really small. The history is in fact quite limited here, more effort can be put in. The arts and sports side has more info and is nice. You'll often find the top floor is used for a painters or photo gallery.

Thank Sharon M

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