Small museum, in a beautiful colonial house of a rich Spanish sugarbaron, with a nice collection artefacts. But the most interesting item was not exposed as so. next to the waterbassin outside the museum we found a lovely sculpture of a woman given birth. She was helping the baby to come out by pressing the baby out from her breasts down to her belly. nobody in the museum knew something about this sculpture, but they assured it was at least 600 years old. We found it from a rare beauty and suggested to give it the top spot in the middle of the main room: such an impressive mother goddess! Don't miss her, when you visit the museum!
We weren't as badly pestered by staff here as we had been at other museums.There is little in English, but the Spanish wasn't too hard to make out. The captions are not very complicated.Two exhibits struck me very strongly.There is a recreation of the grave of a young woman who lived and died in Cuba 2500 years ago, with her actual skeleton. Did she die a violent death? There's a suspicious hole in her skull. I'd have liked some detailed explanation about her life, if the research has been done, but that would have to have been in English.The other skeleton is from the slave graveyard. It is a very large, strong and fit full-grown man with perfect teeth. How did they manage that with all the sugar about? The skeleton is not old. He died about 140 years ago. The slaves were treated badly when they were alive, are we still treating them badly when we put their remains on display so soon? I'd have liked to understand that more, but there was no discussion, even in Spanish.I enjoyed the visit.
An interesting look at the archaeology of the Trinidad area. Don't touch the artifacts that are sitting open on the shelves! You will be closely (about a foot away) monitored for the rest of your visit by two to three attendants! Not much information given and it was totally in Spanish (but we didn't expect anything else). Cuba's museums were generally about 50 years behind North America but we were pleased to see any attempt at museums given the economic difficulties that they have.
The exhibition is fairly small with no English translations. It only costs 1 CUC entry but you have to pay another 1 CUC to take photos (which is nothing really, so not a complaint, just an observation).
Not impressive but interesting to see how wealthy colonials lived and some artefacts of pre-European settlement. Takes only 30 mins a guide makes it understandable and worth a tip
Guidebooks indicate that this museum has been closed for some time – it is now open but hardly worth the effort. A few rooms on the main floor of this 18th century mansion are open with displays – one documents the history of the house itself, the others feature very modest displays based on artifacts uncovered from sites of pre-Colombian life in the area, as well as some artifacts from digging below colonial buildings. There are no English explanations, and this is yet another Cuban museum where security staff outnumber visitors and they can’t seem to help themselves from following you around the room at close range as if with every turn your plan is to grab the artifacts and make a run for it. It’s only one cuc to get in, so no big deal – just don’t expect much.
Like many of the museums in Trinidad it isn't a huge building, conveniently located with a few other museums in the historical section of town and only costs 1-2 CUC and sometimes extra for pictures. Many of the museums in Trinidad have some English writing or a guide to help you out.
с палеолитом как-то не очень... больше находок времен конкистадоров, про индейцев, пожалуй, поинтересней
Un museo muy bueno que nos muestra como evolucionaron los asentamientos poblacionales en la región. Muy completo y didáctico. Recomendable
un lugar lleno de historia sobre los origenes y los antepasados de la ciudad.muy buena atencion de las personas que alli laboran
este museo atesora los origenes de la ciudad, en el se encuentran restos de aborigenes de la region asi como diferentes vasijas y diferentes utensilios que usaban para cazar y hacer su vida en esa epoca, asi como animales de la fauna cubana, como la jutia, el almiqui, el manati muy bien conservados
de stenen artefacten zijn prima te fotograferen, mede omdat ze niet achter glas zitten; er zijn ook goede overzichtsfoto's van de vondstcomplexen. andere periodes zijn ook duidelijk weergegeven. Bovenverdieping paar mooie opgezette dieren en leuk uitzicht over Trinidad.
Se tive tempo, visite. Se não, há coisas mais importantes para priorizar. Fica bem na praça. Aliás tudo lá é bem pertinho mesmo.