Trinidad Architecture Museum

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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK804 contributions
Ask if Luis is available to show you around.
Feb 2020
This is a small museum on one side of the main square, which is full of interest – in my case the visit was greatly enhanced by the appearance of a guide, Luis (his sister worked at the ticket desk), who gave me an enthusiastic and personal tour of the museum. Ask if he's around when you make your visit - there's not a lot to see, but that's what makes this museum so good. No overload, just full of interest, and perfect for a 30 minute visit.
Written March 31, 2020
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,282 contributions
I loved this little museum
Mar 2020
The museum is located on old Trinidad's (small) main square and worth taking a half hour or so to go thru. There is good signage. Be sure to see the toilet (patented by Thomas Crapper) and the complicated shower. The museum is housed in a colonial mansion, which is interesting in its own right.
Written March 26, 2020
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Betula103
Australia7,898 contributions
Traces building history
Jan 2020
Although this type of museum is not unique it was interesting to learn how buildings were constructed in Trinidad. Of particular interest was the means of collecting and storing water and also the late 19th century heated shower and a toilet cistern..
Written March 3, 2020
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Butch E
Nashville, TN617 contributions
Interesting to see Colonial Architecture.
Feb 2020
This is a fairly small museum. Had it not been part of our tour, I am not sure I would have gone in. It was interesting to see how the homes were constructed in Colonial times, but frankly it wasn't't that impressive. If you travel a lot, you see this type of museum in many places.
Written February 17, 2020
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Danglish.adventures
Copenhagen, Denmark443 contributions
Colonial Architecture
Feb 2020 • Solo
The entry includes a free guide who can explain the history and construction of the local buildings. There are several preserved fragments of buildings exhibited inside.
Written February 14, 2020
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Lynne P
Lethbridge, Canada36 contributions
An Interesting Surprise!
Jan 2020
We were offered an English speaking guide on our visit here and she brought the displays to life. She could give us the history, the stories, and the insights of the otherwise static displays. And after, she walked us directly to a great restaurant for lunch. After our visit here, I observed many of these features throughout the city.
Written February 12, 2020
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Stan C
Blandford Forum, UK414 contributions
A good place to understand the local architecture – and one SCARY item
Nov 2019

Over the centuries the architecture in the city changed noticeably. This museum shows you much of those changes and explains why. They do have a guide.
The museum is housed in the former home of a very rich sugar plantation owner. You must go and see the shower he imported from the USA in the early 1900s. It looks like the most vile instument of torture!
Written November 7, 2019
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LingTracy
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Small but informative
Sep 2019
We had a friendly lady to guide us through the museum, showing us all the details and "technologies" of this beautiful old house.
Written October 13, 2019
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Robbie F
168 contributions
Learn how buildings stay standing here.
Oct 2018 • Couples
This interesting, if niche museum has a great range of displays detailing the different architectural styles throughout Cuban history, and you will learn a lot.

There is a lot of detail about how the old Colonial buildings were put together in times when everything was made by hand - some really interesting techniques were used.

The displays were in Spanish but guides are available - we didn't bother as it was easy enough to work things out from the illustrations and scale models on display.

If you want to learn about the building styles and methods used for all the fantastic architecture you'll see in Cuba, this is the place to go.
Written March 20, 2019
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AlisonfromDevon
Dartmouth, UK30 contributions
Super Shower
Feb 2019 • Couples
Very knowledgeable guide - a bit intense but very friendly!
Some lovely roof joists to see and interesting photos of diff architectural bits & bobs - probably more fascinating if you are into historical architecture in Cuba but worth a quick flick around!
Written February 27, 2019
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