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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  • We went to the museum for a quick stroll around but ended up staying for nearly 2 hours. There was a Japanese exhibition which was mediocre. The main appeal was the historic pieces dating from the geo...  more »
  • Museum to avoid with young children, tolerance 0! If you let a small walk to watch what there is around (without touching anything it goes without saying), 3 bathrooms... 3 thoughts! Nothing to do with the more tolerant and welcoming Tate used to museums with my grandchildren, I was very disappointed in the behavior of individual contractors. Zero points for the National Gallery
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  • 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 »
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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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