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Kura Hulanda Museum

Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 434 7765
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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“slave trade” (152 reviews)
“guided tour” (42 reviews)
“african art” (16 reviews)
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Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 434 7765
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"slave trade"
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"guided tour"
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"african art"
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"sculpture garden"
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"private collection"
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"black history"
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"musical instruments"
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"slavery section"
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"great collection"
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"eye opening"
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"on display"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"take your time"
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"island history"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

A little hard to find but what a gem. The history here is amazing some of this stuff should be in the Smithsonian. A deep collection that tells the story of slavery and the role Curacao played and some really nice collections of various parts...More

Thank dt_zak
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum has the most detailed history of the European African Slave Trade that I have ever reviewed. It is informative, heartbreaking, and insightful. In a separate building there are wonderful displays of some of finest African art, artifacts, and handcrafts that I have ever...More

Thank Lionrider
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk attendant was very helpful and provided a path to go through the museum as we arrived late in the day to make sure we saw the most impactful exhibits first. It was a very informative museum about the slave trade, Africa, and...More

Thank William R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is amazing. Make sure you get a guided tour. The first room is a collection of artifacts from around the world. The powerful and inspiring insight into the African Diaspora really happens when you enter the courtyard and into the different huts. There...More

1  Thank LCBryant227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kura Hulanda Museum is so much more than a history of slavery on the islands - it's a history of the African continent that also addresses the captivity, struggles, and triumphs of its displaced population. I was inspired from the first exhibit through the last,...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kura Hulanda on the last day and I wish I could've stayed longer! We learned so much history that took place here, and it was an emotional tour in general. Our tour guide was amazing, left me very impressed with her knowledge, and she...More

Thank Vanada S
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This was a great museum to check out if your interested in learning about the history of the slave trade throughout the islands and the United States. They offer guided tours for additional charge or a self tour which is what we did on our...More

Thank Blake H
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

We are so glad to have visited this museum. It is very confronting to see the documents and instruments of torture of humans but important not to shy away from our shared history. Humans have long justified the bondage of others in their attempts to...More

Thank nusstafa
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We understood that Curacao used to be a hub from where slaves where bought and taken to nearby islands. The museum is a grim reminder of all what has happened to the captured people who were sold as cattle. artifacts and lots of documentary explains...More

1  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

A sobering look at a terrible period in history. The museum does a good job at explaining slavery and putting it into context. A difficult subject but a necessary one

1  Thank Danielia D
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Amy W
August 3, 2018|
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Response from vinsha | Reviewed this property |
He will need to be prepared for sure. But if he can handle it I would suggest taking him there as he needs to know what " his people went through" and be amazed at the resilience of a group of people. Also important to know... More
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June 25, 2018|
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There is an accessible entrance at the side of the Museum. Ask at the bar at the bottom of the stairs to the main entrance- they will open the gate for you. The majority of the museum is accessible although some rooms are... More
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Hamiltontraveller
February 21, 2018|
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I didn't notice the senior pricing.
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