National Museum, Basseterre

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Learn about the history of St. Kitts at National Museum, found in the Old Treasury Building that was erected in 1894. Established in 2002, the small museum explains the history of the island to visitors through a collection of photos, artefacts, boards with written information, and historical displays. Learn about the earliest settlements, slavery, the nation's commercial role in the world, and colonial destruction during the 19th century and its impact on the indigenous population. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Basseterre, and find out what else Basseterre has to offer, use our Basseterre route maker website .
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  • We had some time to spare and came across this gem, simply full of exhibits and history all very well documented and presented for the public, entrance was less than a pint of beer aboard the ship. Th...  more »
  • Great place to visit to read about the island history, to see the work of local artists and to purchase quality items in the gift shop. Spent an hour and a half walking around and reading, great for s...  more »
  • Not much here but still worth a look, minimal cost for entry and does not take long to go through. Some nice artifacts on display and a bot of reading on the history of the region.  more »
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  • This is a small museum but well worth a visit. You can probably spend less than an hour here and read/view most if not all the displays at a leisurely pace.
  • nice place..
  • Beautiful Island
  • Nice place
  • very little display

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