National Museum

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For brief (read: quick) overview of the history of St. Kitts and Nevis, the National History Museum is what you're looking for. Housed in a historic building in its own rite, this museum is a great option for those who already have a jam-packed schedule.

What to Expect

The National Museum is a small, three room history museum that brings guests through the pre-Columbian era through today with very basic exhibits. While there is no tour guide available, placards provide insight into the history of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. Natural history and the sugar industry are discussed among other topics.

The National Museum is housed in the old Basseterre Treasury Building, a British style structure known as the "Gateway to Basseterre."

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit National Museum may choose to book their trip in downtown Basseterre, since travelers to this part of St. Kitts will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their time there. With just a few hotels in the area surrounding this museum, only moderate tourist traffic might be predicted.

Hotels near National Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Glimbaro Guest House Guest house 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) NW
Willett's Vacation Great House Guest house -- --
Ocean Terrace Inn Hotel 0.6 mi. (1.1 km) WSW
Bird Rock Beach Hotel Motel 1.4 mi. (2.1 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Those who choose to visit National Museum will be able to enjoy a choice of island pastimes like hitting a few rounds of golf and taking to the coast without having to look very hard. Museum visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. Free hours can also be planned at Half Moon Bay, the most close-by beach. Although you might find your options limited, a couple other comparable outdoor possibilities to choose from nearby. Museum guests will encounter additional indoor attractions in this general vicinity. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two additional places close-by you may find worth a visit--The Circus and Berkeley Memorial Clock.


Operating Hours

Give the museum a call before you visit to find out their hours of operation.


Just $3(USD) per person will earn you access to the National Museum.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (869) 466-2744

Location: Bay Road, downtown Basseterre, St. Kitts



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