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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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Sad, but very informative

I had never been to a museum while on a cruise before, but we got off the ship a bit late and it was very windy so we decided to walk around the city instead of trying to get to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had never been to a museum while on a cruise before, but we got off the ship a bit late and it was very windy so we decided to walk around the city instead of trying to get to a beach. this museum was well worth a visit. So much terrible history of slavery spanning 250 years--from early 1600's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A very small but interesting museum. Especially enjoyed it because in 2014 I took an expedition up the coast of West Africa and many of the slaves from that area came to Curacao. Even though I am not a museum person, I highly recommend this one.

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very quaint hotel, village style, with interesting historical features about Curacao. If you love the windy cobbled streets of Cornish towns you will adore this hotel, as every corner you turn, something different grabs your interest. Booked room and breakfast, accommodation very clean and comfortable with antique style decor. Food served in the garden was plentiful and good.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is such an interesting place, it is tranquil but tainted by history. The guide was thorough and really knew his stuff and his descriptions of items and life then were factual but touching. He knows this place deeply. The ingenuity of the slaves was really amazing and You appreciate that. Entrance price is very reasonable, you can access all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum is a must when in Curacao. A realistic view of the trade of slaves, explains the trade as it was, makes it complex and shows how racism grew out of the situation. It shows a good representation of the complexity in the slave trade. This large museum seemed small at first but we spent hours upon hours here... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's unbelievable that you can find artifacts from 2000bc outside major museums. This collection is better than large museums and the items seem to be in better condition. Access able fron the cruise ship docks and well worth the walk and time spent. Make sure you leave enough time to explore the whole museum.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Private and impressive collection from many countries. We went thinking this was mostly about Curacao--maybe 25% about the slave history of Curacao. It doesn't have a particular theme that ties them all together, but still interesting. Spend the extra 5 guilders and get the personalized tour--which is about 90 minutes. It will make the experience much more rich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Mayby a bit to much of everything, rather than highly specialised. But a beautiful little museum in the centre of Willemstad (Otrabanda), north of the bridge.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very nice clustered hotel, very original as it resembles a village instead of a building. Picturesque, elegant. The best in Curacao with no doubts.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had no idea how extensive slavery was in so many countries. There is too much information in this museum to absorb all of it at one time, and it is kind of depressing, but like the Holocaust it's something we all need to be aware of and remember

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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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