National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain

(3.4/5 based on 75+ 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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  • The museum is split into different sections of the islands' culture; sport, history, independence, geography, art, and fashion. The exhibits are well laid out in a chronological order making it easy t...  more »
  • A building of Heritage.. Too bad I was not allowed to take pictures. I guess others will have to go and experience the rich heritage I experienced. 
  • Museum located in a historic building. It is a bit here and there but for me it was worth a visit. They have a good section on Amerindian culture and lots of interesting artefacts from various periods...  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 .