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.
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  • This historic building is one of the first you see after leaving the cruise ship terminal at Port Zante in Basseterre. It contains many fascinating artefacts related to the history of St Kitts and a.....  more »
  • What struck me about this museum was the simplicity. The message and history of the people of the island on one hand pains your heart and on the other, applauds their resilience and resolve. Lots.....  more »
  • Small place. Upstairs from the gift shop, where you purchase entry tickets. The staff is friendly and competent. The salons are well laid out and organized chronologically. Nice video presentation.
  • Has some great detail on the island and history of the British and French collisions and the steps towards independence. Interesting and at a moderate price.
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