Located on the second floor of the Old Treasury building houses the National museum. The National Museum is a place that stores all of our local history from Pre-Columbus era to the 12th Century. It provides information on the Indigenous People, our National History, Early European Settlement, The Story of Sugar, Rebellion, Emancipation and The Labour Movement, African Survivals, Culture and Sports, Independence and Art Gallery and Temporary Exhibits, Film Movies and the Audio-Visual Experience.
The National Museum provides visitors with general historical knowledge about the island of St. Kitts. The establishment of the National Museum does not only have significant as a tourist attraction but is more fundamentally a symbol of nationhood and an important educational facility. Upon entry visitors are greeted by the receptionist or tour guide where she/he assists person with any needed information or questions.
Inside the museum, one may feel as if they are living in the moment as there are ample amount of information and artifacts to relate to.
The National Museum hosts several Special Exhibits throughout the year usually built around a particular collection or artifact.
If you haven’t visited for a few years or even a few weeks, we invite you to come back and see what we’ve done!
The National Museum combines historical documentation with objects and images to share with both locals and visitors. All are welcome to explore and learn about our indigenous people, European settlement and the rise of the slave trade through Emancipation and Independence.
A tour of the Museum will take you on a journey through the early stages of sugar cultivation. From densely covered forest to the golden and black volcanic sand covered beaches, we boast a diverse ecological experience which is on display in the museum.
Amongst the various themes presented is the evolution of Carnival from its early beginnings on the plantations to its more modern form. Traditional Christmas Costumes such as the “Bull”, “Masquerade” and “Clowns” are also on exhibit.
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