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Maritime Museum, Willemstad
(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
More than 500 years of maritime history is yours to experience at Maritime Museum, a nautical gem on the west coast of the island. The museum takes you on an oceanic journey, charting the history of Curacoa. From its position at the center of international trade routes in the Atlantic Ocean, its involvement in the slave and smuggling trade, to the history of the island's harbours, a series of informative displays and artefacts help tell the island's story. Don't miss the fully working miniature oil refinery, a separate exhibit that traces back the history of the island's oil industry from 1918. Harbor tours can be included in with a museum visit, and the museum shop specialises in maritime books. Use our Curacao trip generator to visit Maritime Museum on your trip to Curacao, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • When we last in Curacao this Museum was opening with a full fireworks display. Our ship at the time barely went under a nearby bridge. This time I walked to the Museum from our cruise location. I ferr...  more »
  • We were travelling aboard a cruise ship and opted to take a self guided walking tour which would include a visit to this museum. Walking from the cruiseship dock past the Renaissance hotel/casino then...  more »
  • Very nice to have in a short time to get to know the history of Curacao, fine distraction and cooling if you by Punta wraps around
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