If in Willemstad then head for Hanossnoa Street or Columbusstraat where you will find the Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue and as part of the entry fee you gain access to this Museum.
Inside you will find a great selection of items showing Jewish artifacts, momentous, culture and food. You will also be able to learn about the history of the local community.
Whilst the Synagogue itself was built around 280 years ago the museum is a newer addition established in 1970.
We found those volunteers in the Museum were more than willing to give you a guided tour and explanation of all on display which was of great help especially if one is not familiar with the Jewish culture and practices. This takes any mystique away and one soon learns that as with other religions all have a common grounding and are not poles apart.
We are glad we made the effort to visit and also take in the Synagogue itself and the attached gift shop has a range of gifts. We ended up purchasing some of the postcards, first day covers and a fridge magnet. We resisted so many other things ranging from T-Shirts and some great crafted tiles.
There is a flight of stairs to reach the first floor continuation of this Museum and no lift is available.
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