National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain

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#2 of 6 in Museums in Trinidad and Tobago
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Museum and Art Gallery by using our Port of Spain driving holiday tool .
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  • September 19, 2017
    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!  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    Nicely organized. Free admission. Good exhibits and history. 2 floors. Nice interactive section for children.  more »
  • May 5, 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 ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    This small museum in downtown POS hosts some fascinating exhibits. A lot of info on culture, sport history - a worthwhile place to visit for foreigners and locals.
  • April 27, 2017
    Not bad. Free entry but more can be done to improve the experience. Also some of the artifacts are deteriorated.
  • July 19, 2016
    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.
  • December 18, 2016
    Information about the aboriginals to history of the steel pan to a detailed collection of the local animals that are unique to our country. It's an interest place to know about your past and how it shapes the future.
  • October 14, 2016
    Not too much to see. Recommended for kids, enthusiasts and people who are interested in mild local history

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