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

You may enjoy staying in Port of Spain if you plan on visiting National Museum & Art Gallery, as travelers to this area of Trinidad and Tobago will be excited to have easy access to this museum during their visit. There is a sufficient bunch of hotels in the community within range of this facility.

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

Museum guests will have no problem finding a meal, since there is a plentiful supply of food and drink options within traveling distance. Apsara, which offers Indian food, offers convenient access to the museum. Tamnak Thai Restaurant and Mario's Cipriano Boulevard are some more nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Mario's Cipriano Boulevard you and your companions might try a bite of Italian meals and experience the Trinidad and Tobago culture.


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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