National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago

National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago The vision of the National Trust is focused on improving communities through the safeguarding of the built and natural heritage. The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago was established by Act No. 11 of 1991 and amended by Act No. 31 of 1999.
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The Trust sees its role as making improvements to our communities through the preservation of our built and natural heritage. The major responsibilities of the Trust include the following:- - Listing and acquiring such heritage property as the Trust considers appropriate; - Permanently preserving lands that are heritage sites and as far as practicable, retaining their natural features and conserving the animal and plant life; - Preserving, maintaining, repairing and servicing or, arranging for the preservation of heritage property and where such property comprises buildings, augmenting the amenities of such buildings and their surroundings; - Making provision for the access to and enjoyment of heritage property by the public; - Encouraging research into heritage property; - Making the public aware of the importance of our heritage; - Advising Government on the care of our heritage.

The Trust sees its role as making improvements to our communities through the preservation of our built and natural heritage. The major responsibilities of the Trust include the following:- - Listing and acquiring such heritage property as the Trust considers appropriate; - Permanently preserving lands that are heritage sites and as far as practicable, retaining their natural features and conserving the animal and plant life; - Preserving, maintaining, repairing and servicing or, arranging for the preservation of heritage property and where such property comprises buildings, augmenting the amenities of such buildings and their surroundings; - Making provision for the access to and enjoyment of heritage property by the public; - Encouraging research into heritage property; - Making the public aware of the importance of our heritage; - Advising Government on the care of our heritage.

Mission: The specific mission of the Trust is to lead the efforts for the preservation of Trinidad and Tobago's built and natural heritage.

Operating as usual

29/01/2021
Rio Claro Heritage Committee

Rio Claro Heritage Committee

We are almost to capacity. Register today to confirm one of the few remaining spaces.

Register now for this FREE Research Workshop by the Rio Claro Heritage & Festival Committee!
29/01/2021

Register now for this FREE Research Workshop by the Rio Claro Heritage & Festival Committee!

Take advantage of this FREE offer!
Message today to Register, spaces are limited.

Building RESILIENCE through the pandemic with the International National Trusts Organisation. Register now for an opport...
27/01/2021
Webinars - The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

Building RESILIENCE through the pandemic with the International National Trusts Organisation. Register now for an opportunity to learn from the experience of the INTO network around the world as they weather the Covid storm.

Discover a dynamic programme of heritage webinars, exploring international conservation. Hear from INTO members and global heritage bodies.

Guest Contributor Chike Pilgrim delves into the debate about cannibalism in the pre-columbian Caribbean, from an archaeo...
26/01/2021
Can Archaeology settle the debate about cannibalism in the pre-Colombian Caribbean?

Guest Contributor Chike Pilgrim delves into the debate about cannibalism in the pre-columbian Caribbean, from an archaeological perspective.

Head over to our website and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Written by Chike Pilgrim Image 1: A 1557 depiction by Theodor de Bry shows alleged acts of cannibalism among the indigenous people of Brazil. The photography is by Wilfredor and the picture is in the Public Domain. Cannibalism is a mesmerizing topic and indeed the act has a long history among humans...

Many untold stories on Nelson Island
25/01/2021
Many untold stories on Nelson Island

Many untold stories on Nelson Island

How­ev­er, its past with In­di­an in­den­ture­ship at­tract­ed at­ten­tion and prompt­ed the In­di­an High Com­mis­sion HE Arun Ku­mar Sahu and Min­istry of Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment of­fi­cials to vis­it the her­itage site.

Our Cedros Icacos Tour is fully booked! Comment below and let us know what tours you have your 👀 on!!
25/01/2021

Our Cedros Icacos Tour is fully booked! Comment below and let us know what tours you have your 👀 on!!

25/01/2021
TTT Live Online

TTT Live Online

The High Commissioner of India intends to partner with the National Trust to build a monument on Nelson Island to commemorate the thousands of East Indians who passed through the island before being assigned to the plantations.

Join us for a second edition of our Tabeland Heritage Tour! Book now on our website!
22/01/2021
Tableland Heritage Tour (2.0)

Join us for a second edition of our Tabeland Heritage Tour! Book now on our website!

Date: Friday 5th March Time: 8am – 5pm 7:45 assembly at National Trust Carpark Price: Members $325, Non-members $400 Highlights: Enchanted Gardens, Ramsumair Pineapple Farm, Kelrosa Eco...

Piparo has a few claims to fame. Read about them in the article linked below and then head over to our website and book ...
21/01/2021
Piparo Mud Volcano

Piparo has a few claims to fame. Read about them in the article linked below and then head over to our website and book the Piparo Tour!

Spaces are filling up fast!!

The site of a devastating modern-day mud volcano eruption that buried parts of a village.

On our Piparo Tour, we visit the estate and ranch of notorious drug lord Dole Chadee, explore the mud volcano that erupt...
20/01/2021
Piparo Heritage Tour

On our Piparo Tour, we visit the estate and ranch of notorious drug lord Dole Chadee, explore the mud volcano that erupted in 1997 and more!

Head over to our website to book now
https://nationaltrust.tt/shop/tours-and-events/piparo-heritage-tour/

Date: Friday 19th March Time: 8am - 4pm Assembly: 7:45 am at National Trust Carpark Price: Members $325, Non-members $350 (lunch included) Highlights: Dole Chadee Estate & ranch (Piparo E...

Rio Claro Heritage Committee
18/01/2021

Rio Claro Heritage Committee

All are welcome to join us for this enlightening and interactive discussion.

On our tours, all COVID-19 protocols are enforced. The vehicle is sanitized before use, there is spaced seating during t...
18/01/2021

On our tours, all COVID-19 protocols are enforced. The vehicle is sanitized before use, there is spaced seating during the commute, temperature checks are carried out before departure, masks must be worn for the duration of the tour (except when eating and drinking) and hand sanitizer must be used at regular intervals. You can explore our country safely with the National Trust! Links in bio

We need your help!! PLEASE read our Policy and Procedure for Listing Properties of Interest (linked in bio) and let us k...
18/01/2021

We need your help!! PLEASE read our Policy and Procedure for Listing Properties of Interest (linked in bio) and let us know what you think on our website. The feedback form will be open until the 30th January 2021.

Our Guest Contributor Mr Glen Beadon, railway enthusiast writes about the History of the Siparia Railway. Check it out o...
13/01/2021
History of The Siparia Railway 1913 – 1965

Our Guest Contributor Mr Glen Beadon, railway enthusiast writes about the History of the Siparia Railway. Check it out over on our website!

A look at how parang connects us to various aspects of the heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.

Observing Arima's rich and diverse built heritage through the eyes of the Trust's new research assistant on her first si...
11/01/2021
Heading East : Arima’s Heritage

Observing Arima's rich and diverse built heritage through the eyes of the Trust's new research assistant on her first site visit.

A look at how parang connects us to various aspects of the heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.

Let us know what you think about our Policy and Procedure for Listing Properties of Interest. Give us some feedback on o...
07/01/2021
Policy and Procedure for Listing Properties of Interest

Let us know what you think about our Policy and Procedure for Listing Properties of Interest. Give us some feedback on our website!

Listing policy and procedures for properties of interest. National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago

We are thrilled to present this webinar in partnership with the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO).
04/01/2021
Webinars - The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

We are thrilled to present this webinar in partnership with the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO).

Discover a dynamic programme of heritage webinars, exploring international conservation. Hear from INTO members and global heritage bodies.

Check out this virtual tour of the Temple in the Sea through our collaboration with Roundtripin
22/12/2020

Check out this virtual tour of the Temple in the Sea through our collaboration with Roundtripin

We give a nod to the spirit of perseverance throughout 2020 ... it has been real!🙌
Thank you to all our fans and followers for taking the trips with us. The enthusiasm and feedback has been great! More exciting virtual tours will be coming your way in the New Year.

Our final virtual tour for 2020 features the Siewdass Sadhu Shiv Mandir, popularly known as the Temple in the Sea. Take the trip from where you sit and enjoy it all!
Visit:
https://roundtripin.com/Tours/Trinidad/TempleintheSea/index.htm

This virtual tour was done in collaboration with the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago.

20/12/2020

1500 to 2500 years ago, an indigenous artist in Trinidad stood marveling at the beauty of their work, as we are now.

Looking forward to this with INTO!
20/12/2020

Looking forward to this with INTO!

Join us for our first webinar of 2021 in partnership with the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago!

Learning from the INTO network, we'll be focussed on #resliencebuilding in global heritage.

Find out more & register now: bit.ly/2KoAncY

Heritage Sites to Visit this Christmas!With 2020 flying by, and Christmas speedily approaching, the National Trust of Tr...
18/12/2020

Heritage Sites to Visit this Christmas!
With 2020 flying by, and Christmas speedily approaching, the National Trust of Trinidad
and Tobago wishes to share a few sites you and your loved ones can learn about and
share in the festivities this Christmas season.
Head on over to our website via this quicklink

https://nationaltrust.tt/heritage-sites-to-visit-this-christmas/

Did you know that Arima used to have horse racing and paddocks in heart of Arima? The Heritage Preservation and Research...
17/12/2020

Did you know that Arima used to have horse racing and paddocks in heart of Arima? The Heritage Preservation and Research Department visited the Royal Chartered Borough of Arima to monitor the Arima Dial, which is Listed Property of Interest. They were taken around by Mayor Cagney Casimire to other properties such as the old horse paddocks and visited Lord Kitchener's grave on 27.11.2020.

Read more about the Dial here: https://nationaltrust.tt/location/arima-dial/

See the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago while learning more about the historic sites at our Friends and Family Tours. Than...
11/12/2020
National Trust: Tours on Demand

See the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago while learning more about the historic sites at our Friends and Family Tours.

Thanks to Ministry of Planning and Development

The National Trust's Friends and Family Tours are designed to allow small, private groups of up to 8 individuals and are geared towards re-introducing leisur...

Meet our elected council members! Marie Abdullah was nominated for a second term. Nominated at our 2020 General Meeting ...
10/12/2020
4 new members join National Trust council - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Meet our elected council members! Marie Abdullah was nominated for a second term. Nominated at our 2020 General Meeting were Mark Franco, Cezanne Chang and Dr Ryan Mohammed. Learn more about them in the article below.

Thanks to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday for featuring us!

THE National Trust hosted its general meeting for members on November 25, at which the council presented the annual review of finance and operations and four new members were selected to serve on the council. The council is made up of people appointed by the government and others nominated by Nation...

Learn about historic places in Toco: The Galera Point Lighthouse, the Toco Folk Museum and the Toco Airfield. The Toco F...
10/12/2020
All About Toco

Learn about historic places in Toco: The Galera Point Lighthouse, the Toco Folk Museum and the Toco Airfield. The Toco Folk Museum is looking for a new home, if you can render any aid, contact the Trust. The magic of Toco beckons you to her shores. #Tocolime

Please note the lighthouse compound is currently being upgraded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and is closed to the public at this time. It is scheduled to be opened in 2021.

by Catherine Serrant   “Culture, History and Environment of the northeast coast”[1]   Trinidad’s most north-easterly villages are known for their beauty and greenery. The National Trust wants to add to that knowledge, by bringing to the fore some information on two specific built heritage tr...

Thanks to the express for joining us on our Tableland Tour! Read more in the article below! You can book our tours on ou...
10/12/2020
From sugar and cocoa to pineapple

Thanks to the express for joining us on our Tableland Tour! Read more in the article below!

You can book our tours on our website! Www.nationaltrust.tt

“Pre-Covid, nobody talked agriculture. Post-Covid, they’re talking agriculture. This is the knowledge we’ve been sharing for decades but still people are not listening. That sugar to sugarloaf story is a

The Heritage Preservation and Research Department (HPRD) visited the San Fernando City Corporation to monitor the Railwa...
08/12/2020

The Heritage Preservation and Research Department (HPRD) visited the San Fernando City Corporation to monitor the Railway Engine no. 11, a Listed Property of Interest. The monitoring programme, which started in 2020, keeps an eye on various properties of interest all over the country. Special thanks to His Worship the Mayor Alderman Junia Regrello and Deputy Mayor Dr Ferri Hosein for spending time with the team and discussing plans to improve heritage spaces in San Fernando. Link in bio to read more about Railway Engine no. 11

03/12/2020

On Nelson Island, we have incorporated the solar and desalination plant to support the work of the Trust and also as a tool to teach about sustainability. You can help us continue the sustainable development of Nelson Island Heritage Site by making a donation on our website.

Special thanks to The Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Communications for this production.

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have emailed the church few times since last October...no response. Where can I get information on past funerals, burials held there?
Good day, if I may, are you all at all informed of the closure of the Asa Wright Nature Centre? Have you all already enquired as to how you can help save it? If you have please let the public know how they can help. This place holds alot of the rich natural and structural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago. I beg of you please do not let it fall to ruin like so many other known and unknown sites in Trinidad and Tobago.
To the National Trust, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the work you are doing- it is not in vain! All the articles, printables and research, I was able to use these gems to share with my students. I particularly enjoyed the Islands of Quarantine series which also intrigued my class. Thank you and I look forward to the other exciting things to come!
Fort Granby, Tobago - The fort that is unlike all the other forts on the island - https://avionnesphotodiary.blogspot.com/2020/02/fort-granby-tobago-is-fort-unlike-other.html.
Some exceptional landmark pieces was shared at the Nerukhi's recent art show
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158442874278797&id=553328796 Perhaps finding treasure should not be our emphasis, instead focus on recovering our lost heritage.
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It is essential to the continuity of our heritage
Good Day I have mentioned before that it is difficult for members and citizens from the SOUTHERN AREAS of Trinidad to attend most activities of the NTTT which are generally venued in Port of Spain. Please its time to change that mindset and let us have shared activities in the SOUTHERN area (e.g.SAPA /Napariama Bowl ) also. Thank you
Is anyone in this group tracking this. Is there anything that can be done to save this piece of history? (sorry tried to post a picture of the letter box uprooted @ Woodford square)
Sīta Rām and As-salāmu ʿalaykum to all my brothers and sisters of the international Indian diaspora community. By now, you all would know my intention to have an online beginners level Trinidad Bhojpuri (T.Bh.) course soon. As you may also know, T.Bh. is one of the vernaculars of Caribbean Hindustani, Sarnami and Guyanese Bhojpuri being the other two major vernaculars of diaspora Hindustani in the Caribbean. Bhojpuri is also the ethnic language of people of Indian origin in South Africa, Mauritius and Fiji. It is the language that is mostly spoken by Caribbean people of Indian origin in their winter years and found in Chutney songs and Medieval Hindustani poetry. It is a language separate and apart from Modern Standard Hindi and may not necessarily be mutually intelligible with it. It is indeed an integral cultural element of our idenity as person's of Indian origin. I'm currently doing the module for the course. But, before I embark on this initiative too eagerly, I would like to host an online international round table discussion for those who would benefit from such classes. This way I can be guided by your needs as stakeholders in the teaching of Bhojpuri. Please let me know which date and time should be convenient for you all, I sugggest a Saturday or Sunday, bearing in mind our vast time difference. I look forward to your responses and likning with all of you for this discussion and the way forward. If you are interested please respond on the group page by clicking the link below: https://www.facebook.com/groups/63831126233/
Sīta Rām and As-salāmu ʿalaykum to all my brothers and sisters of the international Indian diaspora community. By now, you all would know my intention to have an online beginners level Trinidad Bhojpuri (T.Bh.) course soon. As you may also know, T.Bh. is one of the vernaculars of Caribbean Hindustani, Sarnami and Guyanese Bhojpuri being the other two major vernaculars of diaspora Hindustani in the Caribbean. Bhojpuri is also the ethnic language of people of Indian origin in South Africa, Mauritius and Fiji. It is the language that is mostly spoken by Caribbean people of Indian origin in their winter years and found in Chutney songs and Medieval Hindustani poetry. It is a language separate and apart from Modern Standard Hindi and may not necessarily be mutually intelligible with it. It is indeed an integral cultural element of our idenity as person's of Indian origin. I'm currently doing the module for the course. But, before I embark on this initiative too eagerly, I would like to host an online international round table discussion for those who would benefit from such classes. This way I can be guided by your needs as stakeholders in the teaching of Bhojpuri. Please let me know which date and time should be convenient for you all, I sugggest a Saturday or Sunday, bearing in mind our vast time difference. I look forward to your responses and likning with all of you for this discussion and the way forward. If you are interested please respond on the group page by clicking the link below: https://www.facebook.com/groups/63831126233/