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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 434 7765
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade...

Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.

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African history in Curacao

Great museum! One of the best African history museums around the world. A must see in Curacao. So many things to see in doors and out doors.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great museum! One of the best African history museums around the world. A must see in Curacao. So many things to see in doors and out doors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my sister for my dissertation and was pleasantly surprised with how lovely, clean, and informative the museum was! Think it was $8 for entrance as a student but only $10 for an adult, so decent prices too.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in several historical buildings on the campus of the Kura Hulanda property that also features a hotel and a restaurant. It is dedicated to the origins of man, the history of the different peoples living in Curacao now, but also the bloody history of slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas. Very impressive displays and lots... More 

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Saanichton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected nice museum in the Otrobanda,Willemstad.It comprised a number of smaller buildings and alcoves. There is a lot of pre bc artifacts but what I liked were the slave trade exhibits

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed exhibits and info on the transatlantic slave trade. Some artifacts are unique to this museum.

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Brockport, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is billed as a museum of slavery, but it was hard to tell. The first section was about Abraham and his family and did not tie to the rest of the museum at all. Many objects were not placed in context and some of the explanatory signs had incorrect or outdated information. Other signs were so obviously biased as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were many stuff to read with some stuff in Dutch some in English but in some rooms it may be better to have a guide for more explanation. The cost was 10US to get in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a history buff, this was an interesting afternoon attraction. It was very hot, so take plenty of water. Learned alot about the slave trade and some current black history. The entry fee was a mere 10 US dollars.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting more from this museum (and my $10 entrance fee). There were a lot of old documents, some in Dutch, but not many other types of exhibits. It didn't help that half the light bulbs were out, which made everything hard to see. The most interesting thing was the replica of the hold of a slave ship. The... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was anxiously anticipating my visit to the Kura Hulanda Museum in Curacao. I had seen wonderful pictures and videos of the treasure that this small museum had to offere. I was not disappointed with the small yet, well curated museum. It was filled with artifacts that dated back to the colonization of this tiny island. There were a few... More 

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