Curacao Maritime Museum, Willemstad

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More than 500 years of maritime history is yours to experience at Curacao Maritime Museum, a nautical gem on the west coast of the island. The museum takes you on an oceanic journey, charting the history of Curacoa. From its position at the center of international trade routes in the Atlantic Ocean, its involvement in the slave and smuggling trade, to the history of the island's harbours, a series of informative displays and artefacts help tell the island's story. Don't miss the fully working miniature oil refinery, a separate exhibit that traces back the history of the island's oil industry from 1918. Harbor tours can be included in with a museum visit, and the museum shop specialises in maritime books. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Willemstad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This is an excellent museum - K√≤rsou has a long history and this will help you understand some of it. I particularly liked the room with the photo albums of all the small cruise ships that used to com...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Museum is small but gives very good insight into the function of this natural harbor and its history. Also do the boat tour. You're taken to a place in the Bay where you otherwise never. What a business. Could give me there is no version of forms. Good explanation during the boat ride. More than worth it.
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  • September 8, 2017
    We didn't stay very long, but it was still interesting to see some of the ships etc. We took a lot of photos as well. I'm not that into maritime, we just visited because we decided to do a museum hop ...  more »
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  • January 9, 2017
    Great mix of the history of colonialism in the new world, the technology of the ships, and the local history of Willemstad. An enjoyable place to spend an hour or two.
  • August 6, 2017
    Greate Museum nice boat trip
  • December 4, 2016
    Good for a rainy day on the island. Helps kids understand some of the history of the region
  • October 23, 2016
    Historical museum about the ships and people here on Curacao. Small, but a nice place to visit.
  • June 3, 2016
    Leonard Burlington Smith, creator of the Queen Emma bridge and American consul to Curacao, was born in Orrington, Maine 10 Sep 1839. His parents were Leonard Smith and wife Mary A. Mill Creek was a small village in the town of Orrington where the Smith family lived. Mill Creek is not the name of the town where L.B. Smith was born; he was born in Orrington, Maine. Leonard Burlington Smith and Edrannah E. Cobb, both of Orrington, Maine were married 23 Dec 1863 by George W. Snow, Justice of the Peace. Source: Vital Record of Orrington, Maine by David Livingstone Swett, published by Picton Press, Camden, Maine and copyright 1995. Submitted by Judith Frost Gillis, President Orrington, Maine Historical Society

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