The Saint Lucia National Trust wishes to announce the closure of Walcott House as of today, May 31st and until such further notice.
This decision has regrettably been taken due to a number of funding cuts resulting in the Trust no longer being able to fund the operations of this memorial space in honour of artistic icons, the late Derek and Roderick Walcott, and their family.
The vision of creating a museum using the childhood home of Derek and Roderick was held for many decades, particularly as the house converted into the Lithographic Press and eventually abandoned and fallen into ruin. The property at 17 Chaussée Rd was eventually acquired and in 2006, the Government vested the property to the Trust with the mandate of creating a museum.
In 2008, the concept of the house museum was included in the Vision Plan Document of the Government. While no physical…
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