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St. Maarten Museum

Front St 7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 (721) 542 4917
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This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Front St 7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 (721) 542 4917
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

If you like history, it is worth a visit to this little museum. My husband and I spent about 30-40 minutes there. The museum is located on a alley off of Front Street. A taxi cab driver helped us to find it. The information on...More

Thank CCH1223
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little museum in the heart of Phillipsburg. It's dedicated to the history of Saint Maarten. It's fairly amateurish and small, but that doesn't take away from its charm. There's a small entry fee, but it's worth it. And I saw collection...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This small museum is hidden on one of the side streets in Phillipburg. It contains so much history and interesting information that we spent hours there. Everyone interested in knowing more about St. Maarten should definitely visit there.

Thank JoDon2014
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Well worth seeking out in an otherwise shopping obsessed town. If you are of British origin it is interesting to see another colonising country's (Dutch) view on colonisation/ slavery issues. Lots of interesting stuff here but the information about the Arawaks was particularly good.

Thank Nomad59
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We found it by turning down the Alley at No 5 Front Street in Philipsburg. This little street runs between Front St and Boardwalk. Look for stairs up to No7 and you will find it. Great little museum displaying items across many time periods. The...More

Thank Kirktoncoll
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I am still a volunteer at the Museum and prejudiced at its ability to give our guests information about the island from a different perspective. I am always gratified to hear that people enjoyed learning about the heritage of the island, seeing more than just...More

2  Thank Ro2021
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Everything from Weapons to Househol artifacts going back to the beginning of European conquests. I especially liked the old maps and charts from the Netherlands.

1  Thank Derf1223
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this wonderful museum yesterday as part of our 2 week stay on the island. As our visit comes to an end we felt that we really wanted to know more of this fascinating island's history and culture. The museum was...More

3  Thank Donald Munroe E
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This a good museum with a beginning to end exhibition of St Maarten from dinosaurs till today. It requires a bit of reading to get the most from the exhibits but they are good simple, well presented and above all local. We didn't have long...More

Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Very interesting more in there than one thinks very interesting history of the island..The history of the island is quite a tale and really very informative of how it was settled.

Thank Sistersfunfunfun
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