Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad

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Examine the anthropological exhibitions at the important Kura Hulanda Museum, which focuses on the origins of man, the African slave trade, and West African empires, among other subjects. Situated on the site of a former slave yard, the emotionally testing museum recounts a brutal history and illuminates humanity’s capacity for violence and exploitation. You’ll have the chance to inspect letters, drawings, and other artifacts from the era, giving you a direct perspective on a bygone era. Consider hiring a tour guide at a small extra charge to get an in-depth explanation of the exhibits. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kura Hulanda Museum by using our Willemstad visit planner.
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  • The story of the slave trade is not a fine topic, this museum does an interesting report worthy of on location. AFD African kingdoms is beautifully done, with many special objects. Recommended!
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  • Is a museum about slavery period at curacao. The enter fee is 10 usd, and the tour guide visit were 20 usd per person. It takes one to two hour to see everything.  more »
  • In the various guides on this museum read. We found it a patchwork and the history of slavery was very hung on NL, while many more peoples to slavery. We understand this on one side, since we're in Curacao, but if you want to keep, then the General and it too general. As far as we are concerned, not recommended!
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  • Probably one of the most detailed museums I have been to on slavery. Lots of original items - very sad. However, it provides a very informative history lesson. The place is very small but worth stopping in to see.
  • By far the most required visit for any one of any background. The artifacts, the history, and the timeline will make most people humbled.
  • Best Museum on the island!
  • We didn't stay here, but thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds. They did a fantastic job creating the hotel from what it was.
  • The museum was incredible and disturbing. Something I think everyone should see and learn more about our nasty past with the slave trade. I was surprised at the amount of artifacts and information they had there and really well setup to take you through the various periods of time.

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