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, since travelers to this area of St. Kitts will have the benefit of easy museum access for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding the museum, particularly since there aren't many hotel booking options nearby.

Hotels near National Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Glimbaro Guest House Guest house 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) NW
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

Folks coming to National Museum will have access to at least a couple recreational opportunities like working on their golf game and doing some beach-going within traveling distance. Museum patrons also hoping to play a round or two of golf should look into the nearest course, Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. If golfing isn't your thing, other outdoor options exist, including Half Moon Bay, the closest beach. Also, your group will have a chance to run into some extra outdoor opportunities in the community. Museum guests will find a fair number of other local attractions in the vicinity. You'll find a pair of other places nearby you may want to visit -The Circus and Berkeley Memorial Clock- which are both situated a short distance from the museum.


Operating Hours

Call the museum ahead of time to determine their operating hours.


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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