National Museum and Art Gallery, Port of Spain

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#2 of 8 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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  • My wife and I walked here from the hotel and it was very nice. I especially loved the wood carving on display. The art work was fantastic as well. Oh admission is free.  more »
  • had a history of the area and many cultural exhibits.the upper floor had a display of local artists that was entertaining  more »
  • The building of the museum itself is ver pretty. When I walked in, a women sat at the entrance and didn't say anything. Except that I had to place my bag in a locker. Not quite a friendly welcome. The...  more »
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  • Creaky floorboards. There is a need for proper signs. It's a bit like a maze in there. The addition of the kids room is nice though. Parents, if you take your kids there be prepared to explain everything to them because reading the signs by themselves might prove challenging. There are some good stuff in there though.
  • Lots to see; very informative and the quiet atmosphere is perfect for learning new things
  • Very interesting and fun to browse. The museum could need some maintenance though.
  • A great place to learn about the history of Trinidad and Tobago however the place needs to be upgraded
  • Great collection local animals and insects. Wonderful travel through history from plate tectonics to the arrival of the difference races.
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