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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #8 of 35 attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When we visited Kura Hulanda, I had just finished reading "The Invention of Wings." I was so excited to see what I had been reading about. The book is very moving because it puts you in front of the horrific punishment that slaves were subjected to, and it includes true historical characters who are referenced in the museum. We thoroughly... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are various artifacts and materials to see. But, the real story is that of Caribbean slavery. As you go lower and lower into the building, you see those items used on the slaves.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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362 reviews 362 reviews
294 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

a nice place to visit. Not hard to find. friendly staff. take your time and learn. the exhibits are quite moving.

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Fort Mill, SC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum has a large of amount of artifacts and material. Well worth the visit. Most of the artifacts were very old and very interesting. While not a comprehensive study of any one place or one time period, the museum provides a nice assemblage of items. Many of the items were not locked behind display cases. They were out in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This museum is really excellent. It covers not only the history of slavery in the Caribbean, but also African history, evolution, the civil rights movement in the US and slavery today. The collection is impressive and it is presented in a clear, engaging and an interesting way. A must for anyone interested in the Caribbean as more than just a... More

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Beltsville, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The history of Dutch slavery is vividly portrayed. Well with the visit. The adjoining hotel, gardens, and restaurant are absolutely beautiful.

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Lake Forest, California
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66 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The locals refer to this museum as the "slavery museum". It really opens your eyes and makes you think. It can be quite disturbing, especially when you see the shackles and realize that a person had to endure such inhumane treatment. Between the shackles and going down into a replica of a ship, where the slaves were held, gave me... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Kura Hulanda is a really nice museum. Worth a visit. It shows a lot of items and drawings from the slavery period on curacao. There is also a lot from Africa. Outside the museum you can sit on a great terras to enjoy a drink. People visiting curacao should really visit this museum the first day to see what has... More

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Lochristi, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

this must be visited! a reminder of how cruel our history was... i did feel very sad when leaving the building, it gave me awareness and respect for those who have sacrificed a lot (if not everything) for the good cause

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Learning of the horrific slave history on Curacao was a bit overwhelming. Thinking about the atrocities that we as humans have inflicted on each other over the years was hard but I learned a lot and really enjoyed our personal tour guide though due to her accent she was really hard to understand at times. She gave us a thorough... More

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