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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  • This is a must see museum. An eye opener on history mixed with beautiful art pieces. Go early in the morning.  more »
  • We visited the museum one afternoon. The history of the slave trade is an interesting topic, a part of the history that each should know. Different parts is what we have read and viewed with great interest. Impressive pictures and stories. But the manner of information and the State of the museum is presumptuous. It gives a somewhat old and dilapidated impression and that's too bad! The access cost us almost €30 with three people and we were really tired after an hour. It is a must in terms of education for the children, but would be a makeover very well. And then focus on what matters-the history of the slave trade and not all kinds of other exhibitions and topics. As far as we are concerned .....
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  • A wonderful collection of items that illustrate the history of slavery on Curacao. At points I was ashamed to admit that it humans who behaved this way towards other humans. Unbelievable. Well worth a...  more »
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  • I️ was very impressed with the museum, the journey you’ll take as you travel through it and very important areas of Africa leading up to and during the slave trade. The artifacts and the way they were presented were on point and brought to life what it meant to live as an African during that despicable period. It’s sad to view the slaveAs an African-American who has visited several museums with displays of the slave trade and the trans-oceanic journey of my forefathers this is museum rates a ten on a scale of 1 to 10. Our guide Ms. Yflen was very knowledgeable and encouraged her ‘guests’ the tour group to ask questions and immerse ourselves in the journey. She took her time to highlight the very important displays along the journey. Keep up the good work in presenting this important story of African and their descendants in the brutal Western Hemisphere to those of us without the history.
  • Great museum. Everything there is to know of slaves, slave trade, slave traders and the countries involved. Definitely worth a visit
  • Great history of the African slave trade. The depiction of the slave ship was emotional as it clearly depicted how the slaves were packed onto the ships.
  • 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.
  • AMAZING PLACE TO VISIT .

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