News (11)

Change in Opening Times

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:17

Change in Opening Times


Due to staffing availability the museum will be open Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.  The Museum is open on weekends for group visits by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule a weekend group visit at least two weeks in advance.

To pre-scheduled group visits, and to also ensure that the Museum is open the day you intend to visit contact us:

Telephone / Fax : 1-868-673-7007   or   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Indian Heritage month and 173 years of East Indian presence in T & T with a Free workshop, Cooking of Gulgulaa and Gujia on Saturday 26th May, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register contact us via telephone at (868) 673-7007 or (868) 778-4817.


Cooking for Gulgulaa


The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Indian Heritage month and 173 years of East Indian presence in T & T with a workshop showcasing Indian Folk Painting. This workshop will be facilitated by Mr Dilip Denesh Maharaj.


Book on Sale at the Museum

Written by Thursday, 05 April 2018 13:53



THE PROMISE or After All We've Done For You

THE PROMISE exposes the vicious propaganda spread against an entire nation. Here is a people who invented language and theatre, and whose religious philosophy, created millennia before the Christ, became so absolute that man became man’s own miracle!

This is the people who were duped and forced into a new system of slavery called indentureship.

THE PROMISE is a novel of passionate and tragic love, of outrageous abuse, and of absurdities and unsurpassed bigotry. While the gory ordeals of Rati and her fellowmen remain a testament against a century of oppression, the supreme morals of her people are preserved.

This novel achieves the similar perspective of returning the pride and dignity of the East Indian, defamed through A New System of Slavery absurdly called, indentureship.

The Promise offers a rounded picture of the motivations and contradictions of a system whose inherent inhumanity becomes more clearly visible, partly because its main participants believed that what they were doing was right.” Frank Birbalsingh is author (The Rise of Westindian Cricket), distinguished critic, and Professor of English at York University, Toronto.

Click Here to view other publications by Sharlow Mohammed

To purchase this book contact:  The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago at (868) 673-7007

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad & Tobago (ICMTT) launched its Art Gallery on Saturday 20th January 2018.

The ICMTT recognizes the contribution of the late Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo in the field of Art, Culture and Education.

The museum also acknowledges the significant contribution of Mrs. Halima Boodhoo (widow of Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo) in the establishment of the Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo Art Gallery. Click Here to View Photos!



The Sharlow Book Collection

Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:00




The collection comprises of 18 publications written and donated by Trinidadian born author Sharlow Mohammed. His work is based on the historical narrative of the First Nation's People, Africans, and East Indians in Trinidad. Click here to view list of titles.

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrated their 11th Anniversary on Sunday 7th May 2017 with a workshop showcasing some of our East Indian Traditions. This workshop was facilitated by Mr Dilip Denesh Maharaj. See below for photo highlights from the workshop.


Making Butter



The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad & Tobago celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday 7th May 2016 with a dinner and an awards ceremony held at the Lakshmi Girls' Hindu College Auditorium in St. Augustine.

The guests, who were donors of artifacts and other material objects of East Indian ancestry were recognized for their contributions by being presented with certificates and tokens of appreciation by the management of the institution. The opportunity was also taken to honour and recognize the founder of the museum, Mr. Satnarayan Maharaj for his astute leadership as well as his sterling contribution in the field of religion, education, politics and other spheres of national development.

At the function, greetings were delivered by H.E. Shri Gauri Shankar Gupta, High Commissioner of India. Dr. Kumar Mahabir,  Vice-Chairman of the Indian Caribbean Museum gave a brief over-view of the museum whilst Saisbhan Jokhan, Curator of the museum presented a report on his stewardship since inception.

Our treasured guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and entertained in music, songs and dances by top local Indian artistes namely Ghansham Ramsaroop and group, Bharath Singh - Flute Player, the Nritya Aradhana School of Dance as well as the Vishnu Boys Hindu College Tassa group.

The museum also held other in-house activities during the month of May 2016 to commemorate its 10th anniversary. These included free demonstrations in various East Indian art forms such as dhoti, pagri and saree tying as well as  pottery painting and rangoli and mehindi designs. Over one hundred individuals participated in these workshops which were spearheaded by Denesh Dilip Maharaj, Art Teacher at the Vishnu Boys Hindu College.

Another project that was initiated to observe the museum's 10th anniversary was an Art competition among secondary schools in Trinidad.  This project is in-train.

The management expressed their heartfelt thanks to all donors and sponsors of the institution over the past ten years.



The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on the 7th May 2016. As such the museum will be embarking on a month of activities to celebrate, see below for details.