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National Museum and Art Gallery

Frederick St. 117, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-623-5941
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Home to a large collection of works by Trinidad artists and a number of exhibits on the cultural history of the island.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Frederick St. 117, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building of the museum itself is ver pretty. When I walked in, a women sat at the entrance and didn't say anything. Except that I had to place my bag in a locker. Not quite a friendly welcome. The information wasn't really nice displayed:...More

Thank MeInTheClouds
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The old building is beautiful and the interior reflects this structure with small rooms sometimes curved and hidden. I liked the museum very much. I was very impressed with the amount of explanations and interpretations of every item on display. Some of the exhibits were...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Gives a good history about the Island with old pictures. How the Island was colonised and later developed by the Europeans. From spices to sugar cane and how slaves were brought in to work. Fell sad about how they were treated and now they have...More

Thank yapaw2016
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised that admission is free. My two grands had a great time exploring our local history. Lots of room for improvement. Hopefully a work in progress. Being an island nation with a rich nautical past I would have liked to see more maritime exhibits....More

Thank NauticalSolutions
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum for a quick stroll around but ended up staying for nearly 2 hours. There was a Japanese exhibition which was mediocre. The main appeal was the historic pieces dating from the geological past to the modern political and sporting history....More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It might be a bit dated but the museum looks amazing! Great collection and learned a lot about Trinidad and Tobago history. The art collection is also quite impressive as is the building itself!

Thank Jan v
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Nicely organized. Free admission. Good exhibits and history. 2 floors. Nice interactive section for children.

Thank TravelinAlan
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The museum covers the geology, petroleum industry, natural history, sports, art, and history of the island. Admission is free. It is a nice museum where you will learn a lot about the island. You can tell that they are doing the best they can on...More

Thank srldiver
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

When walking down along the Queen's Savannah Park we came in its southwestern corner to the Chinese built National Academy of the Performing Arts with its double-curved metal roof. Next to it is the Victorian building, which now houses the 'National Museum and Art Gallery'....More

1  Thank saronic
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Free entrance was a bonus. It needs a little brushing up but still worth going through. All in one place, various section from history and culture to modern sports and arts.

2  Thank Aqua_Uomo
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