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Curacao Museum

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Address: Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 4623873
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Description: Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local...
Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.
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Such a great collection of artifacts in a very interesting setting!

The beautiful Dutch buildings house a world class museum depicting the West African beginnings of the slave trade and its course to the Americas.We were amazed at the good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Toronto , Canada
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Toronto , Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The beautiful Dutch buildings house a world class museum depicting the West African beginnings of the slave trade and its course to the Americas.We were amazed at the good collection of Egyptian artifacts as well. There is a model of the slave quarters on the ships to give you a sense of cramped space for so many people. Great value... More 

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very hot inside but excellent breeze by the windows. Part of tour. Great history. The home is gorgeous.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of out Curaçao Highlights Tour. The museum itself is small, but packed with wonderful art, mostly by the locals, as well as marvelous artifacts from the distant past. There's a small amount of walking involved, and the main building is not air-conditioned. There are actually two buildings and a small garden that make up... More 

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Victoria, TX
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116 reviews 116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not air conditioned building for those who may have problems with heat. There is much history packed into this small area. Interesting and glad we went. It was part of a cruise tour. There are restrooms, but take your own water or snack, if needed. Overall, glad we went. Children may get bored quickly, as is often true... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

this was part of an excursion thru Carnival cruise lines. It was neat to see the history of the country, the accent of the tour guide was fun.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stumbled on it by accident, but turned out to be a very interesting place. Lots of historical info that I had not known previously.

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Tobago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i went here while being on a cruise the shopping is good things are cheap the museum is small but nice and cozy plenty history the houses there have all kind of colours looks nice

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not worth your time. Your grandmother's house has better art and is more interesting. It's not terrible, but it is certainly not an average or good attraction.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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