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. Put Kura Hulanda Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Willemstad vacation planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    For anyone who is interested in history and especially the slave past of Curacao is a visit to the slavery museum very definitely worth it! Very impressive and at the same time sad to this black past.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Impressive to see how this area has been rebuild and resurrected. Even though it is a hotel these days, worth walking around and taking a look at.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Collection from all over the world. part historical, part culture slavery. Varied, largely drawn up in air conditioning. Fairly expensive restaurant. In short, surprising.
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  • March 26, 2017
    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.
  • March 29, 2017
    By far the most required visit for any one of any background. The artifacts, the history, and the timeline will make most people humbled.
  • June 22, 2017
    Best Museum on the island!
  • October 21, 2016
    We didn't stay here, but thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds. They did a fantastic job creating the hotel from what it was.
  • February 27, 2016
    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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