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Curacao Museum

Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 4623873
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Ranked #24 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Type: History Museums
Description: Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went to the Curacao Museum as part of a Carnival Cruise shore excursion, but I believe there is a small fee to get in. As you get off the bus you enter the compound where there are gardens with sculptures and a cannon. There is a separate building that houses the front part of the "Snip" - the 1st... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A little hidden in a suburbs of Willemstad the amazing old building houses a wonderful museum. While entering one can find two beautiful rooms, decorated and furnished as in the older days. Like the family just left the room. Furthermore one can find some masterpieces by Willink, Toorop, Charles Eijck and Jan Sluyters, among others. In a separate building there... More

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LONDON
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68 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not a big museum and as others have said seems to be a stop on the island tours that operate. We walked up from town (a good 30 minute stroll) and an option for a cool drink on arrival would have been appreciated (even if just via a water cooler). It was interesting to see the old kitchens and, to... More

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london
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I was lucky enough to do an hour tour of the Curacao museum along with other sights on the island. It was so interesting to see old colonial Dutch kitchens and bedrooms and learn about the history of this beautiful Dutch colony. There was also a large area showing modern Dutch & Curacao artists. Outside the building the small gardens... More

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nice little place but not a large 'museum'. It was a nice stop as a part of our organized tour of this amazing island.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had a quick stop at the museum as part of an organised tour of several areas. It's quite basic but has some points of interest. It doesn't occupy for long though. A half hour stop is plenty for a look round.

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This museum was included in a tour which we took while visiting Curacao on a cruise ship. It is an interesting museum and includes a section on art. There are statues and old cannon throughout the grounds outside. The grounds are well kept and attractive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Interesting history of the Curacao liquer. Bought some to take home and for gifts. The gift shop was pretty good.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a private and customized tour set up by my friend from the Curacao Tourism Board. We flew in that morning, met by our tour guide and saw mostly everything on the island and left that evening back to Aruba. A customized private tour is the only way to see an island. Will be returning.

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Tampa, Florida
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I recommend the Curacao Museum for art lovers more than history lovers; however both could enjoy. It is another preserved plantation home in the Otrobanda. You can get there by taking a Van Bus from the Otronbanda Bus terminal that does drop offs in the Otrobanda area. I was disappointed because there was no guided tour available. There was a... More

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