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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
5999 434 7765
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Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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168 reviews 168 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have stayed for two weeks in Curaçao. The day came when I thought “ok, I could stay the whole year going to these beaches every single day, but let’s see what else there is”. I decided to go to the Kura Hulanda Museum and get some culture from Curaçao. To be honest, I didn’t expect to see any real... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very nice museum, but it's more about the history of slavery rather then Curacao, it definetly worths a visit.

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