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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 5999 434 7765
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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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Must See...Haunting display of slavery

The museum is part of the Kura Hulanda Village hotel complex. We were amazed at the number of items on display, some more that 2,000 years old and more. The displays were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Manjit-of-Gormley
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is part of the Kura Hulanda Village hotel complex. We were amazed at the number of items on display, some more that 2,000 years old and more. The displays were organised into cabinets. There is a video that describes the museum and some of the history behind the exhibits. There was more on African history than I thought,... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kura Hulanda Museum showcases artifacts and exhibits relating to not just the history of slavery in Curacao, but throughout the world. You can walk into the hold of a slave ship, see pieces of art created by slaves, and read first hand accounts of the brutality of the institution of slavery. The atmosphere is somber, and you may not... More 

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NYC Metro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artifacts, murals, and exhibits in this museum document many aspects of slavery - from the Middle Passage slave trade to slavery around the world today - as well as race issues in the United States (civil rights leaders and the Ku Klux Klan). Some of the museum pieces were more traditional - rocks, metals, jewels, and musical instruments that... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum focuses on the slave trade as it was conducted on Curucao. It is a sobering reminder of a horrible chapter in the history of America. There is a very large amount of historic information in this museum which is larger and better then one would expect from a small place owned and run by a private citizen. We... More 

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Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to visit while you are here. We did a private tour and the woman was fantastic, very sweet and informative. At the end of the tour is the private collection of the owner with artifacts from the Middle East. While I appreciate the owners obvious pride in this collection this segment of the tour was extremely long and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were a lot of artifacts from a variety of world civilizations. However, I would have preferred more displays on the slaves situation while in Curaçao, and the struggle for civil rights here.

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mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very extensive collection of items and focuses on the predominant cultures of Curacao. I was impressed. History of slaves , civilization and seeing amazing artifacts was well worth it. We stayed at the hotel and thought the museum was small. We were wrong , it really isn't that small at all. We were happy we spent the time there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of interesting things going on in this museum, but it feels a bit disjointed with artifacts from Iran, etc and so much reading that you aren't quite sure how or if it all connects. I was surprised to see some things are stored outside in a thatched roof building and the roof is in need of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Horrible stories about the past but a good lesson in how people were treated. Lots of things, drawings, stories etc.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This old otrabanda has been restored to its old glory, and worth a visit. Also visit the slavery museum: impressive. This is how it should be and an example for the many other parts in Willemstad that are neglected and polluted (the neglected art-deco cinema near Wilhelminaplein is a shame): government it's time to take action.

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