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“Deep history. Worth a visit”

Kura Hulanda Museum
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Ranked #12 of 65 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.
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The Kura Hulanda museum is located in Otrobanda. I recommend going on the guided tour as it is very informative. Afterwards, you can revisit the parts that interests you the most. There is also a statue garden. Please go and learn history.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Kb2love
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Got to learn a-lot from slavery, they real sample of things and we got to see a dance and got some delicious lemonade and cookies! You should definitely go!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank rafaelina5
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Every human being should visit this museum! For over 300 years, Curacao was the
hub of the slave trade for the Americas, European colonies, Brazil, etc.
Kidnapped African women, men and children were shackled and "shipped" to Curacao,a brutal 2-month journey, where they were separated from any surviving
family and sold to slave holders from different countries.
Original European news clippings, illustrations, letters, paintings, other artifacts
(many recorded by visiting dignitaries) depict the absolute horror of what happened
in Curacao before, during and after their enslavement.
**Newspaper clipping/illustration:
A Dutch captor had sliced an opening under the rib of a slave. They inserted an iron
hook around the rib, he was hanged & displayed. He lived for 3 days while
buzzards ate from his open wound.
Iron branding forks:
Women were branded on their breasts, men on their upper backs.
Chests of rusted iron ankle and wrist shackles, mouth shackles, pronged neck shackles that prevented slaves from resting, sleeping, escaping.
I stayed there over 4 hours trying to absorb these important documents and
Another area houses artifacts from several African nations, many dating 2000BC or
more. Displays of Bronze crowns, scepters, terra cotta fertility figures and vessels,
etc.....all of these representing the nations from which their peoples were grabbed,
kidnapped, killed, and/or subjected to unspeakable torture.
In light of what's happening globally, with the rise of white supremacy & racism,
it's more important than ever before, that we DO NOT ALLOW history to repeat
Visit this museum for yourself, for your children, and for the world.
Thank you.
Cathe from Colorado

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank catpear2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

This museum is an in your face account of slavery, the slave trade, the horrible abuses suffered by slaves etc. They have collection of various torture methods used by the slave owners. The account also points fingers at every one who participated and benefited from slavery which includes the Christian church. Anyone who visits this museum will question their Christian faith and wonder as to how the church could stand to benefit from the horrific abuses of human beings

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank vinsha
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had a very knowledgeable guide but it was a bit boring and history we've learned about over the years.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelingTNgrandma
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