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Curacao Maritime Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great harbor tour; interesting oil refinery tour

Harbor tour was a great deal---you got to see the old port, the new container ship port, the dry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
3weeksvacation
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New York City, New York
Don't pass this place by.

A very well-presented diarama of caribbean maritime history. Audio tours and huge displays of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BobNewby
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The Curacao Maritime Museum takes you on a discovery tour of more then 500 years maritime history of Curacao. The story-line is illustrated through a permanent exhibition consisting of displays with authentic nautical charts, ship models and...more
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N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed yesterday

They showed a video explaining the history of Curacao which was really fantastic, in addition to the maritime exhibits. There are no full-size ships on display but the models are excellent. This was my favorite museum on Curacao because it is where I learned the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family stumbled upon this museum and had a nice time exploring. The staff was friendly and informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harbor tour was a great deal---you got to see the old port, the new container ship port, the dry dock, and the oil refinery. The museum was interesting, too---you got a sense of the history of the island. The oil refinery tour was maybe a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3weeksvacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reserved our spots for a tour on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived early and paid at the Museum and waited for the tour to start. We were then walked over to the ferry and waited. And waited. And waited. Two or three times...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dms666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well-presented diarama of caribbean maritime history. Audio tours and huge displays of historical stuff will take you long than you think and if you are on a tight schedule, longer than you think. Well worth the walk to get there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobNewby
277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bob, thank you for your 4-star rating and your great review! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed December 4, 2018

From canoes to helicopters. Obviously lots of local history including a whole end wall displaying artifacts from a ship destroyed in a massive gunpowder explosion. There were models of "modern" ships built locally and which traded with Europe, mainly Holland of course. On the second...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizandianp
277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Dear Mr/Mrs, thank you for your 5-star rating and really great review! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed November 24, 2018

The Harbor Tour offered by the Curacao Maritime Museum is exceptional. It is only offered on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and a reservation is required. We had no problem getting a Saturday reservation by sending them an e-mail on Thursday evening. I was flabbergasted that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikefs
277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear Mike, thank you for your 5-star rating and really great review! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

The movie you watched before you took the tour was great! In 20 minutes it really showed how the island came to be and gave a detailed enough history that you felt you knew so much more than when you got there. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for your 5-star rating and your great review! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed November 10, 2018

We thouroghly enjoyed the exibites here. We learned so much about the island we didn't know even after 3 visits to Curacao.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank moparmesa
277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for your 5-star rating and your great review! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Took a trip to this wonderful museum to explore some of the island's past, particularly as I am researching a family history connection. Was pleasantly surprised with the detail and quality of the collection, the excellent material and presentation covering the whole history of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rjwmorrell
277lennerta, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for your 4-star rating and your great review! We hope to see you again next time.

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John G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from 277lennerta | Property representative |
No, the museum is closed during both Christmas days.
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John G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from 277lennerta | Property representative |
Hi John, On both Christmas days the museum is closed. We are happy to receive you on another day. Please note that the 24th we are open.
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