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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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Good place to spend time

Good history told by the artifacts collected by Peter Dekker. Plus a very moving display of the slave trade. Can be done in an hour or so, see the resort and walk the grounds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Tampa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Good history told by the artifacts collected by Peter Dekker. Plus a very moving display of the slave trade. Can be done in an hour or so, see the resort and walk the grounds.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I love this museum as many people forgot what other people had to endure for this generation to live the way we are doing now . Its good not to forget that all our DNA goes back to africa . a spectacular collection of Mr Jacob that is shown to the public.

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Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I visited this museum and was surprised by the vast collection of exhibits. Expect to spend a lot of time here because of the large number of information available. All in all it was interesting, informative and emotional. A must see.

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Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Brilliant! The old neighbourhood is superbly renovated and maintained. I strongly recommend taking the time to visit this place. In about one hour, one can leisurely walk it through. It is a bunch of cobbled streets, little houses with rooms for rent, restaurants and museums. The landscaping and art pieces on display are absolutely fantastic.

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very interesting, and a long visit if you want to watch and read everything ! take times :-) So sad part of our story! Only bad thing it s not very clean....

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Coldwater, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A very historic museum showing the history of the island with a lot of artifacts. very touching showing how the slave trade affected the island.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are interested in the history of the places you visit, this museum is a must. Curacao was an African slave trade hub from the 16th century and in this museum you learn the where, when, how and why of this regrettable chapter in human history, directly connected to the prosperity of the city. It has a partial reproduction... More 

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Brazil
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This small museum has a lot of interesting stuff, especially regarding the slave trade. They have a real slaveship that can get you a better feeling of what those people went through. During the whole time we were there, we were the only visitors. Very calm and peaceful place to visit.

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Baak, Gelderland, Netherlands
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We liked it a lot. Nut liking is The wrong word. We were impressed. Nice overview of how culture and historic interprtations put dark people On The down Side. Terrible how we , The Dutch, made a big profit from The slavernij business, and how we treated people.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This museum provides the sad sad history of slavery and the slave trade throughout the world, specifically through the islands and Curacao. Many exhibits to see that detail the intolerable conditions and treatment that the slaves had to endure. You can have a guided tour or go through on your own.

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