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“St Kitts History In A Nutshell”
Review of National Museum

National Museum
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US$25.00*
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Walking Tour Through Basseterre
Ranked #21 of 43 things to do in Basseterre
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Kent, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“St Kitts History In A Nutshell”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a very small museum, but it was created with great care and love, and managed by some lovely people.
The history of the island is depicted in graphic detail, mainly through documents and photographs, but there are some interesting artefacts on display.
On entering it appears to need only 30 minutes or so to complete the tour of the displays but we spent more than hour, and given more time would have taken longer.
St Kitts is more than beaches and booze and if you do not have time to explore the island and learn about its history then this museum will do the trick, and if you have seen the island, then the museum fills the gaps beautifully.

Visited March 2014
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English first
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

It's tiny but definitely worth a visit. It looks like it'll take five minutes but you could easily take the best part of an hour looking at all the exhibits.

Visited March 2014
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Harrogate
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I spent a very enjoyable time in the Museum.
All the displays have informative narrative next to photos and artefacts explaining the history of St Kitts.
Lovely building.
A bargain at $3!

Visited April 2014
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Lakeland, Tennessee
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It is what it is”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

History aside, St. Kitts apparently has very little experience with museums. Resources what they are they have some nice displays.

Visited March 2014
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Joplin, Missouri
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194 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Outdated and worn, not even worth $3”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Sorry, to say, but in all honesty, the displays were worn, dirty, broken and very outdated. Very little here. It is too bad, but like a lot of things on the island, it hasn't been updated or even kept up since it was opened. Needs to be completely redone.

Visited February 2014
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