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Maritime Museum

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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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Nice museum to gather some history about curaçao .

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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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 NEW

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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14 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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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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55 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very enjoyable to wander around the displays. You won't need a lot of time for this. Enjoyable way to see some history of the island. Watch the video for a quick run down of the last 500 years or so on Curacao.

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