Savonet Museum

Savonet Museum, Christoffel National Park: Address, Phone Number, Savonet Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Savonet Museum
3.5
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Savonet Museum is the newest Museum of Curacao! This Museum is a unique concept located at the heart of the Christoffelpark, the largest nature reserve on the island. Established in the former plantation house, called “landhuis”, of the Savonet Plantation. It gives visitors a peek into the lives of the former inhabitants of the area, full of inside information and views. From the first Arowak Indians who came to the island almost 4000 years ago up to modern times. Modern audio- visual concepts, historical artefacts, faces of descendents of the former slaves, photography, completely restored antiques and much more give the museum the tools to tell a diverse story of interdependence between humans and nature, cultural history and natural history.
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pauli944
Amsterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
Landhuis Savonet
Nov. 2020
A restored Landhuis/estate/ranch at the quiet western point of the island. Accross the Christoffel Mountain. I liked the story of the historical background . The ranger Cyril was very very nice and informing us well. There is a tour on the same grounds , guided or on your own. Driving and viewpoints..
Written 4 January 2021
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Stacy G
141 contributions
Looked interesting
Feb. 2020 • Couples
To be honest we were quite tired after our hike so we didn't spend a ton of time here. The exhibit looked very interesting.
Written 4 February 2020
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AdventurousJanis
Hot Springs Village, AR145 contributions
limited
Nov. 2019
Not a lot to view. The staff person was on the phone to a friend and reading a book. Not very helpful, but would answer a question when asked.
Written 9 December 2019
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kc140
East of England7 contributions
Great for kids and adults.
Aug. 2019 • Family
Kids loved it, (ages 9 and 13.) Had lots of interesting facts about local plantation life in The 19th and 20th century. Calm, tranquil, well presented, spacious and airy. Just enough artefacts to find the right balance. Fantastic information. Lovely friendly staff - definitely worth a visit!
Written 17 August 2019
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Christy
24 contributions
Educational
Jul. 2019
This was a self-guided tour through an old plantation house that included both domestic and scientific artifacts. Each room also had a video that further explicated the curated exhibition. It was interesting to walk through the old rooms, the grounds, and the out buildings. The whole experience took roughly 30-40 minutes, while I spent about 2.5 hours on the trails in the national park. I would add this on, not necessarily make a whole trip to just go to the museum.
Written 9 August 2019
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jpm
Vezac, France47 contributions
Feel welcome at combo museum, christoffelpark and lunch
Mar. 2019 • Friends
Start as early as possible for christoffelberg. A bit later for park and museum as it closes at 14.00 hrs.
Enjoyed the tour through the park. By foot or car are both possible. Impressive viewpoints. Very barren terrain. Coast is very rough. Rocks are razor sharp. Even spotted one of the 200 park deers.

Museum uses audio and tv's to illustrate it's history. Not big but well organized and impressive.

Restaurant is to be recommended. 2 nice girls make one feel welcome. While serving excellent simple food and drinks.
Written 11 March 2019
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wbl3
Tennessee120 contributions
Worth the admission price if you are already in the area
Nov. 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed the time spent here, but in my opinion it is only worth a visit if you are already in the west point of the island. The admission in inexpensive, so we thought we would pay it a visit while already driving to see Sheta Boka park. You are given an audio device that is easy to use, and you go at your own pace. On their website it says you can ask for a guide, but they told us they are not any guides for the tour. You just point it toward a tv screen to hear the video that is playing. The videos were pretty long to where we never got through a complete one without moving on to the next. We only had about an hour to spend here, and that was not enough time to listen to all of the videos. Much of the property has not been restored yet, so you have to use a little bit of your imagination to visualize what it must have been like to live here when the plantation was occupied.
Written 16 November 2018
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CDR G$
Philadelphia, PA428 contributions
A view into the darker side of Curacao’s Colonial History
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Interesting museum based around one of the early colonial Dutch slave plantations which after the abolition of slavery still maintained the structure and hierarchy well into the 20th Century. Some static displays could use updating. Updated audio visual presentation stations in the Landhuis give the story on living and working on these plantations with the perspectives of those who grew up here or at similar plantations on the island.
Written 30 October 2018
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Joella_v_D
Highland Park, NJ36 contributions
One of the best museums I visited
May 2018
The exhibit shows both the lives of the plantation owners as well as the slaves that lived on the premises. It also highlights many contemporary issues in heritage and archaeology management.
Written 10 September 2018
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Simone T
Tinton Falls, NJ37 contributions
Small but informative
Mar. 2018
The museum provides a great lesson on the history of the island and the role slavery played in it. There were a couple of pigs and donkeys on site, too!
Written 25 March 2018
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