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Address: N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 465 2327
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s...

Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.

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If you like history this is a good place to start

There is lots on the slavery history of this island. A short movie presentation as well as many well thought out exhibits for you to look over. Cost to enter is 6.50 us each.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Dana R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is lots on the slavery history of this island. A short movie presentation as well as many well thought out exhibits for you to look over. Cost to enter is 6.50 us each.

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Hazel Grove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here at the end of a nice walking tour round Curacao. Just a convenient drop off point for the guide. If you are into maritime would be worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See Curacao through the eyes of the early seamen and settlers in an airy, ship-like 3-storey presentation. A video explains the sweep of the island's history, including the horrors of the slave trade triangle, up to the present day. Today's Coast Guard has its history on display on the top floor. The museum hostess was especially helpful. The walk to... More 

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Owings Mills, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

When we last in Curacao this Museum was opening with a full fireworks display. Our ship at the time barely went under a nearby bridge. This time I walked to the Museum from our cruise location. I ferried across (free) and walked over a very small drawbridge. The museum comments are in Dutch and English. Though small the museum was... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were travelling aboard a cruise ship and opted to take a self guided walking tour which would include a visit to this museum. Walking from the cruiseship dock past the Renaissance hotel/casino then through the old fort we reached the pontoon bridge which we crossed into the main part of the port. Taking an immediate left after the bridge... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting little museum giving you a flavor of why Curacao and Willemstad are important. Some interesting artifacts and a couple of videos. As you make your way up the building the exhibits get newer, finishing with the current navy and coastguard presence on the top floor. Nothing special, nothing amazing, but not a bad little museum to keep out of... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This museum provides a very interesting and clear picture of the reason why the slave trade prospered in the Caribbean and role that Dutch trading companies played in the business of human trafficking a long time ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A tour through the maritime history of Curacao. The important role of Curacao in the world's history A must see when you are in Willemstad

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

a very small museum with a great bar right next to it. inside the museum there are lots of interesting themes regarding the maritime. we had fun!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a small museum, it gives a view on the local history focussing on the Maritime aspects. Exhibits are nicely present with good explanations. Not a vast collection.

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