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Kura Hulanda Museum

Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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Ranked #15 of 113 things to do in Willemstad
Type: History museums, Art 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: History museums, Art 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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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

With recreations of slave quarters, cargo hull and countless artifacts, this museum gave a keen insight to the history of slavery in the Caribbean, as well as Africa, Europe and the U.S.

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Alyth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were on a cruise which included Curaçao and we visited this museum after my husband discovered it in his pre-cruise research. It was never mentioned on the ship so few fellow passengers discovered it. Such a shame; this museum incorporates a history of the Peoples of Africa and the history of the Slave Trade. It was absolutely one of... More 

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Hope Town, Elbow Cay
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

An excellent and informative museum which focuses on the history of slavery. Don't let that put you off, there is something to interest just about everybody here, young and old. The museum is spread over several small buildings each dealing with one subject. They are well air-conditioned which can be an attractive respite from the midday heat. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a loving tribute to the slaves who were savagely torn from their homes and cruelly transported across the ocean to the transfer stations in the Caribbean. The museum consists of several modern, air conditioned sections and a sculpture garden. The exhibits, beautifully displayed, cover from the earliest times in Africa to the more recent. In our case, though... More 

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New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I felt that it was important for me to take some time to remember that much of the wealth of the Caribbean was stolen through the slave trade. This museum does a good job of showing the horrors of the slave trade, especially touching was the exhibit showing the holds of the slave ships where the slaves were shackled. They... More 

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159 reviews 159 reviews
44 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm so glad we came here; it was the best museum we've gone to in the Caribbean, and probably the only one we've gone to that provided such a detailed overview of the slavery experience in the Caribbean. It's located in Outreband, which is located on the other side of Punda, in Willemstad. The cost was $10 USD pp, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a very large extensive exhibits and collection of historical artifacts about the history of the slavery in the Caribbean. It is located in the original slave yard where it all too place. Pay for the guide it is well worth the extra cost. The guide was very good and answered our questions. Walking though on your own would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The most amazing slavery exhibition documenting the plight of millions of slaves to the Caribben. Brought tears to my eyes! Everyone should see this once in their lifetime!

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very Small, nice statues, we did not pay a fee because it was included in our Expedia 1 day tour. Not so impressed. It is a mini city within a hotel with a pool and rooms around. Schools take students there as a class trip.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The museum collection is much more extensive that I expected. The exhibits were well detailed. More signage leading from one museum building to the next would be useful.

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