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“The history of slavery”

Kura Hulanda Museum
Ranked #11 of 109 things to do in Willemstad
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Owner description: Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The history of slavery”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

A depressing, but important part of the history of slavery. Learned some facts I did not know before.

Visited January 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good museum, don't get a guide”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

The museum houses an interesting collection of Black History items on the island, from Africa and from the civil rights movement. Tour was over two hours, thought I was going to faint in the heat. Unless you know nothing at all about the history of slavery skip the tour guide. The explanations were excruciatingly slow and quite biased. Considered walking out on the tour but the chap seemed so invested in doing the tour that we stayed as an act of charity.

Visited January 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NOT TO BE MISSED !!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

An impressive collection of artifacts and art related to the history of slavery and the Dutch Antilles. This alone made stopping in Wiilemstad worthwhile

Visited January 2014
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Cape Porpoise, ME
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worthwhile, but eccentric”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Part of larger complex including hotel and restaurants (which themselves have a checkered history - search 'Kura Hulanda' on curacaochronicle.com), the museum is the centrepiece of a neighbourhood renovation by entrepreneur Jacob Gelt Dekker. The museum has that feel of being the creation of a single individual: you'll wonder at times if you wandered into the wrong museum with the Mesopotamian artifacts and a Charles Darwin (!) section, but since just about everyone calls it the slavery museum, you will quickly find that central and dramatic focus of the collection. Still not sure though that the way Malcolm X and MLK have been combined would have pleased either man, and how exactly were the Ku Klux Klan hoods obtained?
We did not find the tour guide to be as useful as others have - perhaps you need to make the tour very interactive to derive the greatest benefit.

Visited January 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Go deep in the slavery history”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Reserve 2 hours if you decide to join the tour group. The guide gives so much details that the tour becomes exaustive, but also very interesting. It takes so long because the old lady speaks in dutch and repeats everything in english and spanish for the tourists from all over the world.
If you don´t want to miss the beaches, choose a cloudy day, but visit the museum.

Visited December 2013
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