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What We Do

In spite of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, of which Carnival is its foundation, Trinidad and Tobago has no single location wherein a display of history and development of our global festival can be curated or the skills associated with the art forms therein be demonstrated and taught. The concept of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Museum began with the growing need to preserve the origins of T&T’s tangible and intangible Carnival assets including (but not limited to) historical documentation, images, art, music, film, instruments, costumes, cultural artifacts and information. We believe that a Carnival museum would provide not just an opportunity to display our culture and be a Tourism attraction but would also be an invaluable avenue to expose the world to the rich traditions of our indigenous art forms.  The museum will be a tool to educate future generations on our history and an avenue for keeping the skills associated with the art forms of Carnival alive.

Aims and Objectives of the Museum

  1. To be an educational and research institution aimed at creating a home for the national and international Carnival community, where its knowledge is collected, stored and disseminated, thus becoming the hub of a national and international cultural network. 

  2. To Be the Physical and Virtual/Digital archive for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

  3. To preserve the origins of T&T Carnival and T&T-styled Carnivals globally.

  4. To communicate and share Trinidad and Tobago Carnival in an engaging, interactive and memorable way to all identified Publics/Audiences.

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