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Curacao Museum--interesting piece of local history

An excellent guide brought the place alive, from how it served early as a military hospital to how... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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I enjoyed the museum but I do understand some of the reviews that were not very flattering. If you... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
Largo, Florida
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Van Leeuwenhoekstraat z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed my visit here. I was given a guide to the exhibits, which I found informative. There are exhibits of old furniture, an old kitchen, a carillon, and artwork inside the old hospital building. Outside there are sculptures and the cockpit of the plane...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 13, 2019

An excellent guide brought the place alive, from how it served early as a military hospital to how they keep the place authentic but cool today. Nice carillon, and we even got a tune played! Great chunk of an early transatlantic aircraft (wingless, but cabin...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

Originally a hospital focussing on the military suffering with yellow fever, this is a beautiful building in its own right. One hospital ward now displays antique living and dining furniture made in Curacao in the early days of the colony. Another ward features bedroom furniture...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Lilian L
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I did learn something at this museum, but I found that its scope was somewhat limited. It focused mostly on art work and some everyday items from the past. I expected it to provide a more comprehensive perspective on Curacao. I can't say I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Indiana V
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I walked from Pietermaai to the museum which was a long way. It is past the hospital. Thankfully I met a local who could tell me where to go as the road signage is very limited. It was interesting to see the old building and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerry D
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I enjoyed the museum but I do understand some of the reviews that were not very flattering. If you go here on your own and do a self guided tour, you will get little out of going here. The island has a total population of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeb1217
Reviewed December 19, 2018

This museum housed in an old hospital shows how life was in the 1800's on the island. It was one of the stops we made during our tour of the island from the cruise ship and was very informative. Don't miss the Carillion bells in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Collin223
Reviewed December 9, 2018

A former military hospital built in 1853 now turned into a museum, it is the oldest continuously operated museum on the island, opening in 1948. There are a lot of nice furniture pieces from the era as well as art work. The building is not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guy A
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This museum has alot to offer but you must have a tour guide or museum guide with you to understand what you are looking at. You will not and cannot understand the history if someone is not with you to tell you the stories/history. If...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bridgetmerker
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Small museum that reflects how life was years ago. Must have a guide who expresses their enthusiam for national treasures to hold their visitors attention. Fortunately a outfit I think named AJB tours had such a lady who expressed such knowledge. Artwork is exquisite. Not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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