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Curacao Museum

Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 4623873
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Ranked #26 of 36 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: History Museums
Description: Houses an extensive antique furniture collection and paintings by local artists.
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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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
38 helpful votes 38 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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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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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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