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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Houses interesting stamps from the 18th century.

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A nice set of exhibits but obviously only makes sense if you like philately

Nicely put together exhibits of Curacao stamps and postal history. Everything from their start to the present day can be seen. Items can be purchased as well. Conveniently... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nicely put together exhibits of Curacao stamps and postal history. Everything from their start to the present day can be seen. Items can be purchased as well. Conveniently situated in the middle of downtown Punda.

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Thank AndreToronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Are you sure it is down an alley?? YUP! a bit tricky to locate and not very busy, historians would like it, but was so so for me.

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Thank Dana R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Really good display of postal history. It's tiny place but you could spend ages in there if you're into stamps.

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Thank FP-CIT
Paramaribo, Suriname
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

You need to be into museums or postal objects to really enjoy a visit to this museum. It's not very big, but the owner/curator is very enthusiastic and loves to tell you all about his museum.

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Thank EriLou88
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The lady who runs this little museum is really proud of her collection and makes sure all visitors see what's there. Good way to spend half an hour out of the heat.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is not the Hermitage, le Louvre or the Smithsonian, it is a tiny building that is very old and it's a three room deal, but only $2 to enter so give it a chance before you just brush it off! I wouldn't spend more than 30 minutes here, but it's a nice way to spend that half an hour.... More 

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Covington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Apparently the PO closes mid-day which is when the cruise ships dock. This makes it difficult to send postcards. The Museum sells postage stamps. This is good to know. Actually, we stumbled onto this museum. Apparently there was a fire previously and it was closed and now it is open. The museum has a room that shows old stamps of... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2012

On museum day we visited all muse in Willemstad, about six. Always interesting.

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Thank Roel525
London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Didn't go to the postal Museum, but the postal service was idiotic. I wanted to send post cards, but none of the shops sell stamps. I had to go to the post office, take a number ( #72 ) serving number 52 and wait 45 minutes to buy 3 stamps. Dumb system!!

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Thank kuchman
Oslo, Norway
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100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2011

While a very interesting museum, it is clear, even to the casual observer, that the curator of this museum is more interested in philately than the history of the postal system. Still, an interesting museum, with some beautiful stamps.

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