St. Maarten Museum, Philipsburg

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  • It's a dump! This motel does not have a beach! The shore in front of the motel is covered with large rocks. Don't plan on hanging out at the beach! The pool had murky water and the heat absorbing tile...  more »
  • The museum is an excellent place to learn of the history of the island, not only old history, but as recent as hurricane Luis.  more »
  • The museum is located in a small alley between front- and backstreet. It has a very small (one room) collection of historic findings and news flashes around the history of St Maarten, but not very org...  more »
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  • The experience can be a bit dry (it is a museum) but it was interesting to see the history of the island. They do rely on donations to exist, stop by and educate yourself on the history of the island. It's a nice departure from all of the shops just trying to take all your money.
  • Small museum, best if you stop to read all the descriptions.
  • Well worth seeking out in an otherwise shopping obsessed town. If you are of British origin it is interesting to see another colonising country's (Dutch) view on colonisation/ slavery issues. Lots of interesting stuff here but the information about the Arawaks was particularly good.
  • Small but very interesting place to visit
  • Liked this little museum. It has displays on island history, including Arawak pottery shards, plantation-era artifacts, period photos and a few itemds from HMS Proselyte, the frigate that sank off Fort Amsterdam in 1801.Visit the little shop downstairs. This sells an assortment of Caribbean arts and crafts. ****

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