National Museum and Art Gallery
History and museums
The National Museum and Art Gallery is the national museum of Trinidad and Tobago, in Port of Spain on Trinidad island. It is located at the top of Frederick Street, opposite the Memorial Park, and just south of the Queen's Park Savannah.
The museum was established in 1892, as the Royal Victoria Institute. The building is an example of Victorian era colonial style of the British West Indies.
The Museum manages a collection of some 10,000 items, including a collection of paintings by Michel-Jean Cazabon. Among the many items on display in seven major galleries are petroleum and geological exhibits, the permanent national art collection, and a small gallery on Trinidad's Carnival arts.
The facilities include an audio-visual room which is used in an active educational programme.
The Museum is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 10:00. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Branches of the National Museum and Art Gallery include: