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Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad
(4.4/5 based on 800+ 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 Curacao vacation planner.
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  • This UNESCO Heritage site provides an in depth history of the slave trade in this country. It should certainly be on your list of places to visit while in Curacao. 
  • This museum is more than 10 years ago along with Kura Hulanda a built and offers a lot of information about slavery. Well worth the effort. Since then, however, there seems to be nothing more to maintenance to be carried out and that really deadly sin. Beside that frames were rotting and paint flakes off the everywhere works of art. Also some air-conditioning units died so that it in some areas up to 40 degrees. Once again: death and mortal sin because the museum is worth it and everyone would have to go see this sad facts!
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  • Old museum in the meantime but still relevant. The slave trade from Africa and the transition to the trans Atlantic trade and oppression and role of Curacao as a slave market.
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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.