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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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Local history, natural history and art

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2016
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Jackson, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 8 January 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 7 January 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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

It was an average experience, some items were really interesting, however the size of the Museum and the level of service was not great. Though the official time to open is 10 am, the government officials came at their own leisure at ~ 11 am and opened the museum, we had to wait outside for about 40-50 minutes

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

For some persons the most interesting would probably be the historical part of the museum, focusing on TT history and including a lot of pieces from the last couple of centuries. There is also a part concerning natural history and the environment of the islands. However, the best and most interesting part is that regarding (contemporary) visual arts and sculpture.... More 

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Sylva, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The National Museum is open to the public and is free of cost. The museum depicts a variety of historical events that occur in Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibit on oil refinery was very interesting. One thing that really got my attention was the religious celebrations of the two major ethnic groups living on the island. Information was presented to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you like museums, you'll likely find this one pretty interesting, as they cover quite a bit! There's plenty of information on the founding of the country, some of the wildlife, etc.

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