Indian Caribbean Museum

The museum is dedicated to the collection, restoration, preservation, arrangement and exhibition of old material objects of Indians for the purposes of study, education and enjoyment. Although the Indian Caribbean Museum exhibits artifacts of a specific historical origin, and is owned by an individual organisation, it is committed to serving the general public. Like schools and libraries, museums provide public education to people of all ages. They are believed to be one of the most important institutions for educating children, and one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information. Eventually, the museum will embark on community out-reach programmes like public lectures, film screenings, and art and drama classes.

The Indian Caribbean Museum is a specialized museum like the Police Museum, the Money Museum, The Maritime Museum and the Angostura Museum of Trinidad and Tobago. Indeed, the establishment of such museums are important because they focus on specific themes to which the National Museum cannot do justice because of its limited size and city location.

Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum, Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, San Juan, Trinidad.

The Indian Caribbean Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Indo-Caribbeans. From 2006, museum has grown to become a national treasure, a keeper of culture, a window to the past, and an opportunity to see history come alive. To many visitors, it evokes memories of the past, a link to the present, and a vision for the future. The museum serves as a foundation for collective memory, cultural continuity and national development. It provides a common experience that families can share across generations, and serve as a link between revered ancestors and living people.

The Indian Caribbean Museum plans to establish international cooperation and collaboration with the stakeholders of the proposed museum in Kolkata, India.

Also called - Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum. This museum is found on Waterloo Road, Carapichaima and near to the famous temple in the sea at Waterloo. The museum also houses and art gallery and a reference library and a botanical garden which houses some rare endangered plants of Indian origin.

The Indian Caribbean Museum is open free of charge Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It hopes to attract interested individuals, pilgrims, tourists, school children and sight-seeing groups. In addition to the cinema, zoo and botanical garden, the museum expects to be another destination during weekends and holidays for scores of families.

Address and Contact:
Indian Caribbean Museum (Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum)
10 Swami Avenue, Don Miguel Road (Waterloo Road, Carapichaima), San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies,
Tel: (868) 674-6008
Tel/fax: (868) 675-7707
Cellular: (868) 756-4961
E-mail: mah...@tstt.net.tt, dmah...@gmail.com

Reference:
http://www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/selfnews/viewnews.cgi?newsid1146655...
http://www.southasianoutlook.com/issues/2011/january/the_first_indian_ca...