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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 434 7765

Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade...

Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.

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Eclectic collections and informative

Great museum to learn more about slave trade and what people were subject to. Some of it to be particularly gripping, especially the exhibit showing the conditions on the trade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodland Hills, CA
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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum to learn more about slave trade and what people were subject to. Some of it to be particularly gripping, especially the exhibit showing the conditions on the trade vessels. Some of the exhibits continue through to present day and extend into child labor, as well. Some rooms are air conditioned and some are not. Bring your bug spray!

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can pay extra for a guided tour, and this is worth it for all the extra information. They are happy for you to wander around as long as you like afterwards or before so you can look at everything at your own pace. Not just about slavery, but Ancient Middle East also.

Thank CatherinedeF
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific museum about a terrible haunting past and I encourage everyone that visits Willemstad to go see its exhibit, but not for the very squeamish. The exhibits are very realistic.

Thank James A
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Although i live here, it took me 1,5 yrs to visit. A must see if you want answers about the motivation and history of the local population. A lot of pictures and written stories to either see for yourself or being told by a (paid) guide. Knowing the islands heritage and experiences will give openminded and interested people an insight... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Going to this museum is a must. You may think you know a lot about slavery but you don't until you go to this museum. If you are in Willemstad you should go.

Thank mywab2000
Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a very detailed and elaborate account of the slavery and ancient civilisations. While looking through the documents and learning about the history of not just this island, you cannot but feel an immense pain and sadness considering the atrocities committed by the so called "civilisation" towards a fellow man. You should definitely visit the museum due to its... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I am not sure how anthropologists and historians would feel about this place, given the complexities of the issues at hand. But the heart is definitely in the right place, and this thought-provoking journey through the history of colonialism and the slave trade certainly deserves a visit.

Thank frame82
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great location showcasing real artifacts from slavery and how Europe dominated centuries of Caribbean history. You can feel the stories of actual people who carved the statues , worked in fields or sat in shackles. Also a little cafe to catch your breath that is great to have a refreshing coffee or cold cola.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

A lot to learn from this museum. Worth paying the extra $3 for a guide. Extremely moving and sad how this could of happened to other human beings. Worth going if you are in Otrabanda area. Costs $10 each, seniors $7.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Worth going to in Curacao. The exhibits, esp of the hold a slave ship, help one to get an understanding of the immense suffering that people who were forced into slavery endured. I wish that they had a guided tour in english while we were there. Still this exceeded expectations and is highly recommended.

Thank kiteboarddad

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