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National Museum, Basseterre

(3.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The museum clearly suffers from funding issues, but it was both earnest and illuminating. Take the time to read the information and feel free to ask questions. The staff is more than happy to answer y...  more »
  • Though not highly polished in terms of exhibit presentation, this informative and conveniently located museum gives a powerful history of St. Kitts as well as touching on the current local and regiona...  more »
  • It's a nice quick stop. The location had a lot of renovation going on at the time of visit. Still nice. Neat history. Within walking distance of the cruise ports.  more »
Google
  • very little display
  • No website? No pix?