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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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Description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade...
Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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Very interesting and well done

The museum has a great collection of African and ancient artifacts. Furthermore, it is located inside one of the most interesting hotels I´ve ever seen. Old streets of the town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The museum has a great collection of African and ancient artifacts. Furthermore, it is located inside one of the most interesting hotels I´ve ever seen. Old streets of the town were completly renovated and the hotel rooms are apartments in the old houses of these streets. Super worthy to pay a visit!

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have visited this impressive museum twice. It is a good museum but visiting it makes me feel sad because of the cruelty of man. The environment is very nice.If you are in Curacao I definitely recommend to visit this.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Worth two hours of your time. For what it had, it was well-done, chronicling the slave trade and history of Curacao and the Netherlands. It was missing some key parts of history however. For instance, Ku Klux Klan robes were on display, but without any plaque or other writing about what they were. Other glaring omissions that should be filled... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This museum is very well put together. The information provided about the tragedy of slavery is compelling. When we went there was hardly anyone else there.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great exhibits! Very educational! I was surprised that many of the exhibits weren't well cared for. There were several exhibits that needed to be dusted and cleaned. Great exhibits inside the museum. This review should not discourage anyone from visiting.

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Somewhere near Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spent about 4 hours walking around this museum and was absolutely amazed at all of the displays. I commented to the director that some of the pieces had to be replicas, because no single person would have the where-with-all to purchase all these items. I was assured that every last item in the museum was authentic.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Having recently read 'The Book of Negros' by Lawrence Hill, I was most interested to find out how accurately this fact-based novel portrayed the slave trade. In my opinion this museum is must for all visitors. Not only does it trace the history of slavery from ancient times to the civil rights movement and the election of the first black... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Love this small museum. Packs in a lot of information and artifacts into its complex of small buildings. Enjoyed going through each small building that focused on a particular part of slave history and relaxing in the court yard. I wish there was more about the slave trade in Curacao itself as well as information about when the European slave... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lots to read and look at. Allow 45 minutes to look through this complex. Clean, well kept and organized. Bathrooms available. Reasonable cost. If you want to know about slavery in Curacao it will be interesting for you.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The museum is quite nice, but unfortunately there was very little that was directly related to Curaçao itself. The exhibitions ranged from Africa to Suriname, which does make sense because it all had to do with the slave trade by the Dutch. However I would have had appreciated it much better if everything would have been focussed solely on Curaçao... More 

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