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Address: Klipstraat 9, Willemstad, Curacao
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Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade...

Exhibits trace Curaçaoans African roots and the legacy of the slave trade in the region.

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Terrific museum!

This is a terrific museum about a terrible haunting past and I encourage everyone that visits Willemstad to go see its exhibit, but not for the very squeamish. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a terrific museum about a terrible haunting past and I encourage everyone that visits Willemstad to go see its exhibit, but not for the very squeamish. The exhibits are very realistic.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although i live here, it took me 1,5 yrs to visit. A must see if you want answers about the motivation and history of the local population. A lot of pictures and written stories to either see for yourself or being told by a (paid) guide. Knowing the islands heritage and experiences will give openminded and interested people an insight... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to this museum is a must. You may think you know a lot about slavery but you don't until you go to this museum. If you are in Willemstad you should go.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very detailed and elaborate account of the slavery and ancient civilisations. While looking through the documents and learning about the history of not just this island, you cannot but feel an immense pain and sadness considering the atrocities committed by the so called "civilisation" towards a fellow man. You should definitely visit the museum due to its... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not sure how anthropologists and historians would feel about this place, given the complexities of the issues at hand. But the heart is definitely in the right place, and this thought-provoking journey through the history of colonialism and the slave trade certainly deserves a visit.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location showcasing real artifacts from slavery and how Europe dominated centuries of Caribbean history. You can feel the stories of actual people who carved the statues , worked in fields or sat in shackles. Also a little cafe to catch your breath that is great to have a refreshing coffee or cold cola.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot to learn from this museum. Worth paying the extra $3 for a guide. Extremely moving and sad how this could of happened to other human beings. Worth going if you are in Otrabanda area. Costs $10 each, seniors $7.

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vermont
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going to in Curacao. The exhibits, esp of the hold a slave ship, help one to get an understanding of the immense suffering that people who were forced into slavery endured. I wish that they had a guided tour in english while we were there. Still this exceeded expectations and is highly recommended.

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Leduc, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to find out about the slavery and history of the island it was an excellent tour and worth it just to learn more about the history. Interesting museum

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the $3/person to get the guided tour. We learned a lot about the slave trade and the role that Curacao played in it. The artifacts and experience were really top notch. Great use of a 1-2 hours if you are visiting the island.

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