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Address: N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59994652327
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Description: 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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Very interesting and worthwhile - enjoyed the 30 min documentary. Found the history fascinating - helped us understand the Dutch roots. The architecture of the building and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very interesting and worthwhile - enjoyed the 30 min documentary. Found the history fascinating - helped us understand the Dutch roots. The architecture of the building and the history of how it was restored was fascinating.

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concord
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Take a look, only $6 and lots of information. We spent less than an hour inside and was very satisfied with what we saw/read. It is right downtown so you can continue with your plans right outside.

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Curacao
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Curaçao has a rich maritime history, so the museum was long in coming. Not old, it's fine, if small. Well-run and maintained. Gives you a good sense of past and present. Not large. Good library. Also has tours through the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A brand spanking new restored historic building houses this little gem of island maritime history . Whoever curated this effort deserves a snappy salute! My husband and I enjoyed the early models of sailing ships and sunken treasure extracted years later, the harbor's early port days and journey through time and advances in mechanics and technology. The uniforms and diving... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This museum is on the smaller side but there are plenty of items to see. If you are interested in sailing or maritime history you'll probably enjoy it. For us, an hour was sufficient to see everything. Their gift shop has some higher priced items that are unique. I Certainly recommend a visit for the maritime minded.

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Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went with my husband, 14 yo daughter and my uncle and we all found it very interesting. There is a short video that is defiantly worth watching, puts it all into perspective.

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Northumberland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is an informative DVD but the actual displays in this beautiful building are pretty limited. Worth a visit, but won't take long.

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El Paso, Texas
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302 reviews 302 reviews
59 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent over an hour here, and regretted that we'd not had time to have lunch in Sails, the restaurant upstairs. There is a fine video of the history of Curaçao, much of which is maritime of course but there is much else. A number of interesting ship models and maps. And the shop - don't miss it! Some of... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took the tour of the bay and thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice trip with lots of good information and a great ship to ride on. A very enjoyable time and any one would enjoy it in my opinion.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

a must see. we spent over an hour in here which wasn't long enough to enjoy the place. also has a great restaurant called Sails attached.

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