Museo de Historia Municipal

Museo de Historia Municipal, Trinidad: Address, Museo de Historia Municipal Reviews: 4/5

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Fergs85
Thornton-Le-Dale, UK804 contributions
Start your visit to Trinidad here
Feb 2020
If you’re visiting Trinidad head here at the outset – you’ll get a useful context on the exploration and colonisation of the region, and the tower provides a useful view from above of the layout of the town.
Written March 31, 2020
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,506 contributions
Historic property with excellent cityviewd.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Historic house with a reasonably interesting interior. A few rooms have basic furnishings of the period and there are some exhibits representing local traditions and events with a few explanations in English. However the best part of the visit is the short but steep climb to the top of the tower for excellent views over the city. Only 2 CUC entry fee.
Written February 5, 2020
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Toadsfeet
Tisbury, UK304 contributions
excellent view of city
Jan 2020
Decent little museum in a lovely old building, loved the arches and courtyard. Climbing the tower is worth it for the excellent all round view out over the city and beyond. Be aware though, the steps are very steep in places and it can be a tight and nervy journey when passing those bigger than you on the steps. Well worth a visit.
Written February 4, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Best view over the city
Dec 2019
I wanted to visit but it was closed on that day (Friday), so it was not possible to enjoy the best view over the city. The building is also very beautiful.
Written January 16, 2020
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kombizz
usa4,831 contributions
FANTASTIC
Feb 2019
This is an excellent well preserved building with fantastic interior decoration with lots of archways inside and in it's courtyard. Also if you do not afraid from height, you could step up the watch tower that enable you to see all of surrounding area of the town, rooftops and many more. I do recommend to go up there & look around.
Written January 7, 2020
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Melsy1
Ipswich, UK3,594 contributions
Great for the view of the city
Dec 2019 • Couples
2 cuc entry to palace and viewing tower. We missed the bit about photography..we took photos and no one said or did anything.
The house belonged to a sugar mill family. Ornate walls with black and white tiled floor.
Lovely covered walkways and a courtyard.
The view from the tower is best from 4pm till it closes at 5pm as you catch the sun set colours over the city.
It's a small staircase up (and if a group is visiting you can get stuck at the spiral staircase as there's only room for one at a time... there's not too many steps.. the last bit is a little steeper but only about 10 steps.. suggest going down backwards first.
Fantastic views at the top of the city out to Ancon beach and the mountains. Its not covered so you can get good photos.
We stayed up there for some time just admiring the view and watching the world and the afternoon sun glow descending.. really very beautiful.
Written December 26, 2019
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Peter S
40 contributions
An interesting museum with a great view from the top
Mar 2019 • Couples
The museum is housed in an old colonial mansion with attractive architecture. it houses artifacts from the colonial period which help to shed some light on the previous owners lives as well as the slaves that were employed on the owners plantations.
The women guards spend their time embroidering tableclothes etc and didn't really interact with us - we didn't interact with them either as we didn't want to get in to tipping them or bartering with them as we didn't want to buy anything.

You get a great view from the top of the four-storey tower after climbing three different flights of stairs, all in different styles. The view is excellent and worth the climb.
Written May 23, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,699 contributions
Cool place to appreciate the historical ascension of Trinidad
Dec 2018 • Couples
This mansion, originally the abode of the local super Don, its classical bones are sumptuous with frescoed arches, kitchen dining room and courtyard. the exhibits are excellently themed tracing the history of ‘Trinidad from the days of piracy, plantations, slavery and war of independence. There is a tower reached by a rickety staircase with a viewing platform that may question your insurance policy. The fresco covered walls are appreciated only once you are back on terra firma.
Written May 13, 2019
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,524 contributions
Local history
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a nice building that now hosts local history exhibits related to the early years of the sugar production trade. There are also rooms laid out with furniture from the same period. If you have time there's a little stairway that takes you up a tower from which you'll get a good view of town.
Written April 15, 2019
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Lars M
Risskov, Denmark1,866 contributions
Historical Museum
Mar 2019 • Friends
The museum is arranged in a former palace of a sugar baron and is now displaying the time of sugar production and the hard work of the slaves. Mainly the museum will show the cruelties of the enemies of the revolution. But it is not worth spending much time here, except for climbing up in the tower from where we got a marvellous view over Trinidad and its surroundings
Written April 8, 2019
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