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Maritime Museum, Willemstad

(3.8/5 based on 200+ 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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  • There is lots on the slavery history of this island. A short movie presentation as well as many well thought out exhibits for you to look over. Cost to enter is 6.50 us each. 
  • Called here at the end of a nice walking tour round Curacao. Just a convenient drop off point for the guide. If you are into maritime would be worth a visit. 
  • Lots of pictures and foreign objects. Strange collection of ship models that sometimes nothing with curacoa. Only for people who are really interested in maritime history. Nothing for the average tourist. The harbor tour, which like it could have been, is only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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