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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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A must see!

This museum was so informative! It shows detailed information about the salve trade, newspaper clippings from that time period. It even offers a look around a slave boat

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was so informative! It shows detailed information about the salve trade, newspaper clippings from that time period. It even offers a look around a slave boat

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum buildings themselves are interesting in their own right, the layout is somewhat unusual. There are artifacts of African cultures as well as the history of the slave trade, parts of the museum seem somewhat eccentric. However, I think it gives a compelling view of what happened here for so many years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told about this museum from our waiter one evening and we were so pleased we visited as details about it was not shown in any other info we got. Fascinating and so worth a visit especially in relation to the slave trade.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy pleasent experience, clean low key. Restaurant, spa, cafe and museum. Colorful decor great central location.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little confusing, nice that you could have a guide or look on your own. Sad the history of the slave trade.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel needs a bit of maintenance but for the price and the beauty of the garden en beach and very friendly staff, I wouldhighly recommend it.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

De Kura Hulanda museum is a private initiative which exhibits art and historical displays including the slave trade in this part of the world. It is a must see when one is on Curacao

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a museum! It starts with the beginning of 'writing' - why, how etc and builds up over the centuries to the slave trade. This is a haunting part of the museum and may not be suitable for everyone but perhaps we need to remember what happened to these people. It ends with a collection of African huts, boats, etc.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small but interesting. The people are friendly and helpful. I went alone and felt safe the entire time.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into history, this is the place to go. This musuem will cover everything from Sumarians to 20th century african tribes. The highlight, of course, is the poignant exhibit of the slave trade that affected the world in 1700's-1800's. However, the layout of the museum doesn't quite flow like one may expect, and the relevance of some displays... More 

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