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Kura Hulanda Museum

Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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Ranked #6 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The museum collection is much more extensive that I expected. The exhibits were well detailed. More signage leading from one museum building to the next would be useful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The beautiful Dutch buildings house a world class museum depicting the West African beginnings of the slave trade and its course to the Americas. Our guide, Rudolph, was very knowledgeable and obviously devoted to telling the story of his ancestors. Only wish the founders books were available in English too.

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Perth, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Here is what I liked... It brought home to me in an almost tangible way some of the cruelty inflicted on the slaves. Seeing and touching some of the devices used to restrain them made me realise what they must have suffered in a way that just reading about it could never have achieved. I also appreciated the way visitors... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a surprise to find this wonderful museum a block and a half off the main road in Willemstad. The treasures! From relics from Mesopotamia to artifacts from various African tribes to island history, this is worth a visit. The museum is situated in a restored area that houses a hotel like you've never seen, as well as a couple... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This alone made our trip to Curaçao worthwhile. This is a valuable collection and display of information and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the history of slavery in our world! I can not recommend it more highly

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medellin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

we did not see the museum when we visited because it was closed. however, the property is worth a visit by itself. xoxoxoxoxox

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Montreal, Québec, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great private museum wellworth a visit to see great precolombian pieces,roman,egyptian,african and slavery section.do not miss the short film at beginning.very informative on history and culture,a must when viditibg Curaçao.

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Trondheim, Norway
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This nice little museum must be seen, and heard! Pleas pay some extra to hear the engaged guide. It is worth it!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What an interersting place. But dear oh dear how deserted... Something has definitely gone terribly wrong here in terms of business. Most of the places on the map suggested to visit were closed down and it was like a ghost town in broad daylight. The musem is ok though, so if you decide to go visit then try include that... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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263 reviews 263 reviews
68 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This museum was pitched to us as "the slave museum", but it proved to be much more... An almost world class collection of African art, sculpture and artifacts dating back over a thousand years, all the collection of one man. The collection and docents in the slave-era building were among the most intense I'd ever seen, not appropriate for young... More 

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