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Curacao Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting Maritime Museum

I enjoyed my visit to this interesting museum. Start by watching a short video and then explore... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
Steam for oil, harbour tour and museum - a three-in-one

The steam for oil tour was quite interesting but as someone else mentioned, the lighting is poor... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2019
carrie808
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The Curaçao Maritime Museum takes you on a discovery tour of more then 500 years maritime history of Curaçao. 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 2 weeks ago

a nice way to examine the history of the area and learn a bit along the way. the space was welcoming and easy to navigate. heaps to see. I'd go back.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to this interesting museum. Start by watching a short video and then explore the numerous exhibits on three floors. You can see items recovered from shipwrecks and learn about Curacao's maritime history.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert D
Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed April 16, 2019

If you are visiting for more than a week, this museum is worth a visit. There is a lovely video on the history of the island and some interesting Artifacts.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you for your 3-star rating and your valuable review. We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed April 5, 2019

The steam for oil tour was quite interesting but as someone else mentioned, the lighting is poor. Unfortunately, I had a hard time understanding the guide because of his accent and when the miniature of the refinery was turned on, the guide did not have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

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

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

I loved visiting this museum while in Willemstad for the day. There are some great exhibits of the history of the island and also an interesting video to start you off. There is some really good nautical memorabilia, and sequential story boards to follow as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

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

Reviewed March 8, 2019

It was also interesting to see the history of this building from its first days to now. The displays are very nice as well. Worth the time and $ to see this.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

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

Reviewed February 18, 2019

This a place to get a feel for the marine history of the place and area. Start with the video first as this will give you a good overview of the history and will cut down on all your reading as you walk around afterwards.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Dear Paul, thank you for your 4-star rating and tip about the video. We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

The museum has a somewhat long historical introductory video. There is an impressive collection of maritime artifacts from throughout the history of Curacao through the present time. Although most of the explanatory panels were in both Dutch and English, many of the panels were solely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Dear Carol, thank you for your 4-star rating and good tip about the language presentation. We hope to see you again next time!

Reviewed February 8, 2019

We prebooked a harbour tour which is available a few times a week depending on availability of the ferry - sightsee boat . Doing the tour gave us a great idea of the importance of this natural harbour in the Caribbean which is accessible by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Anthony, thank you for your 4-star rating and nice complement! We hope to see you again next time.

Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

I love them! This presentation is well thought out for the history of the island and the various countries that have discovered and conquered it. Mostly by sea power. Good video. Various artifacts/photos/paintings. My wife was bored (mildly).

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lennertcuracao, volunteer at Curacao Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

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

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GailFNewYorkCity
February 4, 2019|
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Response from clpayne | Reviewed this property |
Parking anywhere in this area is limited. Yes, there is parking, but know you May have to look around a bit.
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John G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Lennertcuracao | 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 Lennertcuracao | 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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