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National Museum and Art Gallery

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
Alicia S
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Colorado
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank karyn M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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 

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 

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Thank Alicia S
Trinidad
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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

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Thank Wilberforce Q
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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 

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Thank M G
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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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Thank Sharon M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 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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Thank Joel C
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 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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Thank 1242Briguy
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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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