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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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Excellent History of Slave Trade

Not only does this museum have artifacts and documents which investigate the slave trade in America, but it documents its origin in Africa. Definitely worth the visit. Hotel... read more

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

Not only does this museum have artifacts and documents which investigate the slave trade in America, but it documents its origin in Africa. Definitely worth the visit. Hotel great as well.

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Brooklyn, New York
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved my visit to this museum even though the history it displays is a disgusting one. The museum is broken up into time periods and display lots of rare artifacts in relation to the history of the island and its key role in the history of slavery. Some of the areas of the museum were a little too realistic... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't plan to go this place, but stumbled upon it coincidently as our hotel was nearby and we were just randomly making pictures. When we were there it wasn't so crowded, so plenty of nice spaces to make pictures. Bring some shades (hats, scarves) if you're there during the noon!

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Thank bugsnad
London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

More intimate than the Louvre or British Museum and for its size it packs an incredible education. The slavery part was not sanitized as most museums are. Artifacts and story telling fantastic. Early African ciilizations had a diversity of artifacts in time and place. A must see if you are in Curacao. And with the beauty of the island, worth... More 

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Alstonville, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sobering experience about the history and conditions of slavery. The rest of the exhibits are rather haphazard and old. Setting is interesting smongst the reconstruction of the old city

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum blew me away. Apart from the slave museum which is quite chilling and moving, there are so many other artifacts. Many items are house in no more than dining room dressers. I did not have nearly enough time to view everything as they were closing. Well worth a visit. I had not expected it to be nearly... More 

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long island,new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were a lot of interesting things to look at and history. My husband is more of the history buff and he loved it. I'm not so much of a history buff but still found it amusing. We spend about 1-2 hours looking at the history and artifacts from all different eras and places. Must see if ur in the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum, because friends told us enthusiastic that it's worth a visit. Entrance is 35 guilder or 20 us dollars for two persons. We stayed not more than an hour, you could stay longer if you have the patience to read everything or have a guided tour. We like history and museums, but didn't like the set... More 

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Toronto
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261 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area (hotel grounds as well as the Museum) is well worth a walk around. The museum has many interesting African exhibits.

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Thank AndreToronto
The Netherlands
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After searching for the museum for quite a while we were picked up by the tour -lady to walk with her to other people who were already in th emiddle of the tour and she just continued her story. Apparently, it doesn't matter which time you arrive, the tourguide just continuously makes the same round and tells the similar story... More 

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