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Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad

(4.3/5 based on 900 reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum has great artifacts, mostly of African peoples that were brought to the Western Hemisphere in the 1800s. This included a lot of artistic and ceremonial artifacts that were from early 1800 ...  more »
  • Scattered among a number of colonial buildings, is a museum full of testimonials and really well prepared. Also of interest is the geographically varied collection of African artifacts, very well exposed. A must-visit to Curacao.
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  • Definitely worth every effort. found in otrobanda. From the square towards the main street and then first street on the right. Rear/left of hotel with blue terrace. Museum is very well maintained and informative. Not only slavery, but that part I found very well worked out in the museum.
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  • 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.
  • Breakfast...nop...dinner nop...it took them 2 hours to deliver a clubsandwich and on top of that their was a cockroach eating my leftovers in the morning, and all this for 250 a night..??? No thank you
  • Great and honest representation of history.
  • Very much worth the price of admission. A jumble of a collection of Africana, with a strong collection of art and material about the slave trade.