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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  • August 22, 2017
    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 »
  • July 5, 2017
    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 »
  • May 30, 2017
    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 »
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  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 21, 2017
    nice place..
  • May 15, 2017
    Beautiful Island
  • February 12, 2017
    Nice place
  • October 17, 2016
    very little display

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