National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain

(3.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Displaying approximately 10,000 items across two floors, National Museum and Art Gallery provides visitors with an insight into the culture and history of Trinidad and Tobago. The 1982 museum is a great example of Victorian era Colonial architecture. It features collections from many local artists including a collection of paintings by Michael-Jean Cazabon, the country's great painter and first internationally known artist. Find other historical artefacts such as old weaponry, army uniforms, and models of ships. For National Museum and Art Gallery and beyond, use our Port of Spain vacation trip planner to get the most from your Port of Spain vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • We spent less than hour here and felt it worthwhile. If you are walking up to Queen's park, you pass right by. In an historic building, the displays include art, history and natural history exhibits. ...  more »
  • This was a good national Museum in the heart of port of Spain. The best part of it is it was free to get into. You can tell they don't have a lot of money to run it, but they're doing the best they ca...  more »
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  • The museum has put effort into its offerings to the public, mostly in the art gallery which is located on the top floor of the building. The art gallery contains pieces of work both paintings and sculptures by artists both familiar and unknown to the Trinidadian public. There is now an AV Room to show films and have discussions on the ground floor and there is evidence of more work to be done. However there are traditional displays that could could use some sprucing up and perhaps a better layout and, admittedly, some can be discarded all together, but for the price of free not a bad way to spend an hour or two.
  • Not too much to see. Recommended for kids, enthusiasts and people who are interested in mild local history
  • Good
  • While small, the labour of love evident here is amazing
  • >>> I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO TRINIDAD TO VISIT THIS MUSEUM , BUT I HAVE SOME WONDERFUL SCULPTURES CREATED BY RAFAEL SAMUEL FORM TRINIDAD . I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT THE MUSEUM AND DONATE 3 OF THESE WORKS BY RAFAEL , BUT NOBODY HAS REPLIED TO ME .