National Museum & Art Gallery

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If you can only visit one museum during your trip to Trinidad and Tobago, make it the National Museum & Art Gallery. Here, you'll get a little bit of everything: history, culture, and art. Exhibits include a detailed history of the islands that includes artifacts from the Amerindians, a display about the Carnival festival, and a selection of the finest artworks to come out of the islands. Though the museum was originally built for Queen Victoria's visit in 1892, today it is open to the public, and a great way to learn about the islands.


The museum offers guests tours of the exhibits where they will guide you through the different areas and describe the importance of each item. You can also feel free to ask them any questions that you might have.

Staying Close

Port of Spain is a good option for those wishing to visit National Museum & Art Gallery, since guests staying in this area of Trinidad and Tobago will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their visit. If you'd like to book your stay within easy reach of National Museum & Art Gallery, you'll enjoy a reasonable number of lodging options close-by.

Hotels near National Museum & Art Gallery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Inn At 87 B & B 0.5 mi. (2.1 km) W
Forty Winks Inn B & B 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) W
Hotel Par May Las Inn Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) W
Duke's Guest House Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.0 km) S
Ambassador Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (3.3 km) N
Melbourne Inn Trinidad Guest house 0.7 mi. (1.7 km) WSW
The Carlton Savannah Hotel 0.7 mi. (3.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

There are many dining options to select from in the community near this museum. The closest eatery is Apsara, which offers Indian food. Also within a short distance, you and your group will find options such as Tamnak Thai Restaurant and Mario's Cipriano Boulevard where you and your companions can try out Italian dishes and enjoy the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.


Operating Hours

The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


There is no admission required to visit the museum.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (868) 623-5941 Or (868) 624-6477

Location: 117 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad




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