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National Museum, Basseterre

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History Museum Museum
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. Make National Museum a part of your Basseterre vacation plans using our Basseterre holiday planner.
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  • The museum was informative and inexpensive $3 and partly air conditioned. The dispalys were in two upstairs rooms. The ladies were friendly. The display cases showed the history of the two islands. I ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a stroll through this small museum. It was informative and contained a lot of great historical artifacts as well as written history. An understandable emphasis on the history of the slave t...  more »
  • This museum is in the old treasury house, and they display a lot of the history, mostly using photos and newspapers, with a few artifacts on display. People are very proud of their history and share w...  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.
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  • Beautiful Island
  • Nice place
  • very little display

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