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Who We Are

The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Museum (TTCM) was created and incorporated in March 2021 through the efforts of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Bands Association (TTCBA) and the Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (CITT). These two groups fully realized the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Museum after successfully winning a public call for proposals published by First Citizens Bank for use and repurposing of its former head office location, the Trinidad Co-operative Bank popularly known as "The Penny Bank". The major Carnival stakeholder groups Pan Trinbago and the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) then joined to lend their support to this citizen led initiative. This historical heritage site will now be the foundation to transition the space from banking pennies to banking our Carnival cultural heritage.

The Carnival Bank

The “Penny Bank” was constructed in 1914 and the facade of the building will be preserved while extensive internal renovations are in progress in order to meet the needs of the museum.  This location, 81 Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, is in proximity to the ‘birthplace’ of the Camboulay riots. This is where our very own Trinidad Carnival originated. The birth of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Museum will be a major contributor to the revitalization and beautification efforts of East Port of Spain. 

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