National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain

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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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  • 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 »
  • When walking down along the Queen's Savannah Park we came in its southwestern corner to the Chinese built National Academy of the Performing Arts with its double-curved metal roof. Next to it is the V...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Not bad. Free entry but more can be done to improve the experience. Also some of the artifacts are deteriorated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not too much to see. Recommended for kids, enthusiasts and people who are interested in mild local history

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