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Kura Hulanda Museum

Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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Ranked #8 of 32 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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257 reviews 257 reviews
67 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The museum has many different displays ranging from ancient Egypt to African exhibits to a very disturbing but educational display on slavery from the 1600's to the 1850's. Well worth seeing.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We came off a ship which was docked about a ten minute walk distant. After directions from three 'natives' we found the entrance. The totality of the correction is perhaps unique. Basically early artifacts from those African areas involved in the slave trade to the Caribbean region. This is a very carefully constructed and integrated collection. Take your time and... More 

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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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173 reviews 173 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Unique museum about the colonial history of Curacaco, and more. Great array of restored buildings and rich collection of local objects and artifacts, as well as from Africa and Middle East.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to take the guided tour and were not disappointed. We learned a lot about Curaçao and its history of slavery, but also saw some impressive African art. Definitely worth the while, especially as there are not that many cultural places to visit.

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Northumberland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

An impressive and important museum, with some very old artefacts and informative descriptions on various topics - including slavery, bronze and Africa. Afterwards, there is a nice restaurant in the impressive hotel grounds. A must see.

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Gasquet
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Plan for an entire afternoon...at least. This is an extensive display...we spent the morning, broke for lunch, and came back for a late afternoon, A place you will not forget.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was a very interesting experience but the employees are terrible! Talking very loud about private things in the museum!! I als the women if they could stop but they didn't get the message... Unfortunately.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The museum is interesting and the Kura Hulanda Hotel that adjoins it is equally interesting. The location is in the older part of town and makes an interesting walking tour of the many stately refurbished homes.

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