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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #7 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Best museum on slavery and the slave trade which I have visited - impressive and chilling collection of artefacts and the story is well presented with a strong emphasis on African cultural roots

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
99 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were blown away by the amount of artwork and artifacts at this museum and found it did an excellent job at showing the sad journey of slavery. Curacao was pivotal in the trade of slaves and a distribution point for many ships coming from Africa. The museum's lay out can be a bit confusing but the displays themselves are... More

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Meerbusch, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Curacao's history explained here. Lots of things to see from the slaverny period as well as other interestings from all over the world. A little hard to find, but is near the Emma-bridge in Otrabana, behind the blue building.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a beautiful museum with a mix of exhibits. It is a great place to explore on your own schedule. It is on the grounds of a beautiful hotel that would be a fun place to stay. The staff was very knowledgable.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This hotel seems to present itself as a slavery museum but its not. There is a slavery section but the not the whole museum. It seems to be an African Museum just a museum on African cultures with a section on the Diaspora. Now the slavery section was very good, very informative as far as dutch part in it. as... More

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Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a nice museum with many artifacts and photos. Only problem was no one spoke English to help you understand the whole thing. Some fellow took others around but not in English. Front desk lady was not the friendliest. We just took ourselves around and tried to understand as much as we could. I was hoping to obtain a... More

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Wilmington, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When I visited Curacao during Carnival in Feb. 2013, I did a walking day trip in Punda. One of the places I wanted to see was the Kura Hulanda Resort where one of the former bachelorettes stayed during her visit there since she was from North Carolina. While I was there walking around, I decided to take in the slave... More

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Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Small but detailed museum spent a very interesting few hours here learning the history of the island and region

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Kura Huland is a very Interesting museum about colonization of Curaçao and America by african slavers traders, but needs some care and renewing on exposition area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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