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Address: Frederick St. 117, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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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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Has a good amount of historical things and items

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
Jenny S
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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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Thank Jenny S
San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

There is a lot of local history there, but the place needs an upgrade. Very nice old building, but the exhibits could be better displayed. Not a well maintained building, but still a great visit

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Thank MarlonEspinoza
South America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

small museum but free go around and enjoy it they have lockers for you to leave the camera and the bags

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Thank VENEZUELANMD
Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

When you visit this Museum you are able to see some of the Costumes on exhibition that were worn by Masqueraders at Carnival times gone past. This is in addition to other artifacts that are on display

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

lovely building and some good exhibits but sadly gallery was closed. could do with spending some money on the place. supposed to be best attraction in this historic capital

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Thank Nicholas S
E. Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is a quiet and wonderful tour to learn the history of Trinidad, which was named after the Trinity due to the 3-hills in the northern mountain range. There were many famous art works and painting by many island artists and statues by many local sculptors.

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Brick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

The art was cordoned off the day I was there, but the geology and historical information was worth the trip.

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Thank Patricia Y
Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Museum enlightened the history of Trinidad both geologically as well as culturally. Enjoyed the art gallery with Leroy Clarke's works on display. Perused at my leisure for about 3 hours. Beautiful heritage building but needs funding for upgrades

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

It was really an enlightening experience for me visiting for the first time. It captures the development of Trinidad and Tobago from its physical birth; as seen in the Geology display; through is tough years of slavery and indentureship to its independence and expressions of freedom as told by it awesome displays of art in the art gallery.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Very nice and educating place. Must visit this museum if you live in this country as it gives a quick snapshot of the history of this beautiful island. Nice art gallery as well, with few nice examples of impressio.

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