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National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain
Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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If you are spending a day in Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad, it may be worthwhile considering a brief stop at the museum if you are curious about the island's history. Parking on the premises ... read more »
I took 30 students to this museum and they were awed as this was the first visit for many of them. Unfortunately we could not get a guided tour as there was no one available as other schools were visi... read more »
Modesto, pero te da una idea de la cultura del país. Recomendable. Algunas cosas no las pudd entender porque son muy técnicas, por ejemplo, detalla el procedimiento para la extracción del petróleo de ... read more »Modest, but you give an idea of the culture of the country. Recommended. Some things not the pudd understand because are very technical, for example, details the procedure for the extraction of the oil of a way very thorough. There are of all, documents of time, sculptures, paintings, mixed with animals typical dissected, is as a great salad but worth the penalty. Especially because it's free, the effort is appreciated.show original
Kyrie Ele Nicholas
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.
>>> 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 .
While small, the labour of love evident here is amazing
It does not seems. All that fascinating
I went their once not sure if i'll go back
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