National Trust of Guyana

National Trust of Guyana The main responsibility of the National Trust is to aid in the preservation of all monuments in Guyana. Under the National Trust Act, the term ‘monuments’ includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or of nature whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation.
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National Monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such after approval by Parliament.

Mission: To conserve, preserve and promote the nation’s patrimony so that the present and future generations will access and enjoy the richness of Guyana’s heritage.

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Today we will conclude our 2 piece feature on Kaow Island which is located approximately 2.17 kilometres (1.35 miles) fr...
24/12/2020

Today we will conclude our 2 piece feature on Kaow Island which is located approximately 2.17 kilometres (1.35 miles) from the town of Bartica in the administrative district of Region seven.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will feature the first Sacred Heart Catholic Church which was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, December 25, ...
24/12/2020

Today we will feature the first Sacred Heart Catholic Church which was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, December 25, 2004, 143 years after being built. Though a new church was built, the absence of the classical renaissance architecture styled building is still felt by many traversing Main Street.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will feature one of two pieces on Kaow Island, located approximately 2.17 kilometres (1.35 miles) from the town...
22/12/2020

Today we will feature one of two pieces on Kaow Island, located approximately 2.17 kilometres (1.35 miles) from the town of Bartica in the administrative district of Region seven. If you have travelled along the Essequibo River heading in the direction of Bartica or beyond, you may have seen this island from a distance. If you have, let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will briefly talk about the Bourda Cemetery. Do you have any monuments or heritage sites you would like us to f...
21/12/2020

Today we will briefly talk about the Bourda Cemetery. Do you have any monuments or heritage sites you would like us to feature? Let us know in the comment sections below!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will continue our feature of highlighting some of the various narratives of the 1763 Rebellion. Let us know you...
16/12/2020

Today we will continue our feature of highlighting some of the various narratives of the 1763 Rebellion. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Most of us are aware of the 1763 Rebellion and its most prominent leader, Cuffy; but how much do we know the various nar...
15/12/2020

Most of us are aware of the 1763 Rebellion and its most prominent leader, Cuffy; but how much do we know the various narratives behind the rebellion?

In this feature, we will briefly provide some narratives of the 1763 Rebellion. Let us know your thoughts on the topic by providing feedback in the comments section!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Hi there! Today we will feature some brief history on the ancient country of Berbice. Do you want us to do more features...
14/12/2020

Hi there! Today we will feature some brief history on the ancient country of Berbice. Do you want us to do more features similar to this one? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Hello, heritage enthusiasts! In today’s feature, we will briefly talk about the Bourda Market. If you will like to learn...
10/12/2020

Hello, heritage enthusiasts! In today’s feature, we will briefly talk about the Bourda Market. If you will like to learn more about this site or any other heritage site, contact us using our contact details below. Don’t forget to like, comment on and share our posts!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

In this feature, we will briefly discuss the National Library. Let us have a discussion! Leave a comment in the comments...
09/12/2020

In this feature, we will briefly discuss the National Library. Let us have a discussion! Leave a comment in the comments section.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Take a look at this image of Sharples House on Forshaw Street, in the mid – 20th century! Leave a comment in the comment...
08/12/2020

Take a look at this image of Sharples House on Forshaw Street, in the mid – 20th century! Leave a comment in the comments section below!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Have you ever noticed that many churches colonial and traditional churches were built with towers? Do you know the purpo...
07/12/2020

Have you ever noticed that many churches colonial and traditional churches were built with towers? Do you know the purpose of the function of those towers? Let us know in the comments section below and then take some time to read this feature on bell towers.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will briefly discuss the early beginnings of one of Guyana’s leading secondary schools, the Bishop’s High Schoo...
03/12/2020

Today we will briefly discuss the early beginnings of one of Guyana’s leading secondary schools, the Bishop’s High School. Leave a comment in the comments section below.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

In the 1960s, Alumina houses were found throughout the ward of Wismar, in Linden. Many were replaced by modern buildings...
02/12/2020

In the 1960s, Alumina houses were found throughout the ward of Wismar, in Linden. Many were replaced by modern buildings, but there are still a few scattered throughout the ward. Take a look at the photo of an Alumina house, in Silvertown captured in 2017.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

This feature will focus on Kowsilla’s Monument which is located in the community of Leonora, on the West Coast of Demera...
01/12/2020

This feature will focus on Kowsilla’s Monument which is located in the community of Leonora, on the West Coast of Demerara. Have you ever heard of Kowsilla before? Or what about the 1964 Leonora Strike? Let us know in the comments section!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage
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The Alumina Plant, located in the town of Linden, at time of its construction was considered to be the most expensive su...
01/12/2020

The Alumina Plant, located in the town of Linden, at time of its construction was considered to be the most expensive superstructure to be built in the country. The facility took appropriately two years to be completed and was unveiled by Ministry of Trade and Industry, Dr Cheddi Jagan, on March 28, 1961.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

In this feature, we will discuss Claude Merriman’s Monument. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!COVID 19 ...
30/11/2020

In this feature, we will discuss Claude Merriman’s Monument. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

In today’s feature, we will focus on Sir James Douglas’s monument located in the community of Helena in the Mahaica Dist...
30/11/2020

In today’s feature, we will focus on Sir James Douglas’s monument located in the community of Helena in the Mahaica District on the East Coast of Demerara.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Did you know that the National Trust Act also makes provision for the protection of movable objects such as furniture an...
26/11/2020

Did you know that the National Trust Act also makes provision for the protection of movable objects such as furniture and pictures? Movable objects can also have national, historic, or artistic significance at a community, regional, or national level. These objects can also be eligible for legal protection. Let us know your thoughts on this! Leave a comment in the comments section.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will feature the Albouystown Hindu Temple. This temple, the oldest in the city of Georgetown is also considered...
24/11/2020

Today we will feature the Albouystown Hindu Temple. This temple, the oldest in the city of Georgetown is also considered to be of a Christian-Creole architectural style. To learn more about this heritage site, feel free to visit our website or contact us via our contact details below.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Previously we published a photographic view of Camp and Church Streets looking south. Today we are going to pay attentio...
23/11/2020

Previously we published a photographic view of Camp and Church Streets looking south. Today we are going to pay attention to Camp Street and South Road looking south. Does anything look familiar?

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

Today we will feature one of the natural features of the Rupununi District. These magnificent formations, called Anthill...
20/11/2020

Today we will feature one of the natural features of the Rupununi District. These magnificent formations, called Anthills are constructed from sediment and other available materials within the landscape by Ants.

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Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport - Guyana Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Wooden Architecture (Guyana) Heritage

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94 Carmichael Street, North Cummingsburg
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General information

The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No. 7 of 1972. The Act “makes provision for the preservation of monuments, sites, places and objects of historic interest or national importance.”

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 15:30

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with st roses being demolished has the trust made any plans to save the jubilee statues of 1896 the bust of 1847 when the ursuline convent started st roses as well as the stained glass window panes with the ursuline convent logo. what of the grand piano- I doubt it still works but it was a gift for the first music festival staged in Brit Guiana as this was the main auditorium, the biggest in the country for such events. is any part of the building going to be saved such as the bells the columns and the main arch above the main entrance which is the lone remainining original piece certainly there must be some where to store it even if it cannot be displayed I will hope that the director of culture looks into this too
The cannon mounted in the front garden at 94 Carmichael Street became very visible recently after the bushes were cleared for the erection of a new fence. ( March 2018) The Plaque reads: " Believed to be of English Origin, this Cannon was unearhted on June 25 2008 at Waterloo Street, Georgetown ." Has the National Trust been able to carry out any further research into the history of this cannon? Its discovery in Waterloo Street adjacent to the Parade Ground would suggest connections with the Militia there in 1812. Perhaps the the Cannon should be moved to a more prominent position on the parade Ground , Particularly as the N.T.G. no longer seems have 'command' over 94 Carmichael Street .