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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 Willemstad trip generator to visit Maritime Museum on your trip to Willemstad, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice Maritime Museum covering the nautical history of the region and the Maritime Industry of Curaçao. Special exhibit on the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and local militia.  more »
  • We learned much about the history and present about Curacao during the visit. A very short walk from downtown Willemstad and cruise ships. While it does have a few issues, the building and displays ar...  more »
  • The museum is in a beautifully restored estate and is easy to walk to from the shops and restaurants in downtown Willemstad. The exhibits are professionally designed and flow chronologically from left...  more »