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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  • Nice concise history of St Kitts from Arowak Natives to present time. Really helped to solidify my understanding of British involvement in the Caribbean as well as St. Kittian culture. I loved the Mok...  more »
  • Four rooms of posters depicting St. Kitts history, mainly around being freed from slavery and achieving independence from Britain. Looked more like a high school poster contest. Not very good. But the...  more »
  • The National Museum is easy to miss; indeed out cruise ship didn’t even include it in one of the points of interest. It is located at the city end of Port Zante and is located in the building that has...  more »
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  • It's a great and information little museum. The staff is even a treat. I recommend a visit once you're in St.kitts.
  • The building itself is a gem of 19 century Georgian architecture
  • 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.
  • Interesting local history
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