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

Downtown Basseterre is a good option for those wishing to visit National Museum, because travelers to this area of St. Kitts will have convenient access to the museum during their visit. With only a small number of hotels around the neighborhood around this museum, much less foot traffic should be anticipated.

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

There are many eateries to choose from in the neighborhood near National Museum. The most nearby eatery is Circus Grill, which serves Caribbean fare. Circus Grill is just about less than a hundred yards away from this landmark, so stop by and eat up! Also within a short distance, you will find restaurants including King's Palace Restaurant and Caribe Cafe Coffeehouse & Bistro providing you with a few different eating options.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the museum aren't readily available, meaning your group's smartest chance at success is phoning in advance to make sure the institution will be open to visitors during the time you and your group mean to stop by.


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

Contact Information

Phone Number: (869) 466-2744


Location: Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts


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