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National Museum of St. Kitts

Bay Rd, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
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National Museum of St. Kitts  Basseterre  Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Sun 9am - 1pm
Mon - Fri 9:15am - 5pm
Sat 9:15am - 1pm

National Museum of St. Kitts

This comprehensive museum, which was dedicated in 2002, is housed in St. Kitts’ historic treasury building. Constructed from hand-cut limestone in 1894, the building is still known as the gateway to Basseterre, thanks to its imposing size. Inside, three galleries trace the history of St. Kitts from the island’s indigenous inhabitants to its independence in 1983. Visitors can learn about the sugar, slave, and rum trades as well as carnival customs, and see traditional dress on display.