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Kimme Museum


In Tobago, lives Luise Kimme, a German sculptor, who owns the Sculpture Museum or commonly called “The Castle” by the locals. It has a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and Mt. Irvine . The museum houses over a hundred life-size and even larger than those which are made from cypress, oak, cedar and many other whole tree trunks. The primary theme though of this museum is that of the folk societies particularly in Tobago.

The works of this woman depict the culture of the Tobago people in particular in terms of their dances, their folklores, customs, and religious beliefs. In her collections, one would see 14 feet tall religious reliefs and sculptures, the Nijinsky ballet dancers, folklore and mythological characters. She has lived and worked in this museum. Interestingly, to make these sculptures, she had to ship wooden trunks from the German forest to Tobago.

For those who are in Tobago or in nearby places, the Kimme Museum is good place to visit on a Sunday as it is the visiting day, from 10 am to 2 pm. There is an admission fee of 3.5 USD or 20 TT per person. One can also make visiting arrangements by phone at (868) 639-0257. To get into the Kimme Museum, from the Mt. Irvine Hotel it would be an uphill ride and on the 2 nd turn on the right since the first turn is a dead end. Always go right and as one reaches the top of the hill where there would be a sharp turn again to the right facing the ocean which is the Aurora Avenue. From there one would see the Kimme Drive and then turn left to get into the Kimme Museum entrance.
 
 
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