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Address: Frederick St. 117, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 30, 2016
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Its always great when you get the chance to experience different cultures and lifestyles. Interesting how much we learn and replicate at times

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

The best part of the museum and art gallery is the actual architecture of the building itself. The exhibits are not the best and the building interior needs significant restoration and upgrade.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

A pleasingly eclectic collection of stuff old and new housed in a Victorian pile people liked so much that it was painstakingly rebuilt to the original plan after it was gutted by fire in 1920. Especially charming is the Cazabon Gallery - genteel Victorian landscapes mostly - it's not always open, but the friendly staff may let you in. A... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

I loved learning about all the history of Trinidad and Tobago as well as seeing the artwork from Trini' artists. Worth the time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

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.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

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 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

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.

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