St. Maarten Museum

St. Maarten Museum, Philipsburg: Hours, Address, St. Maarten Museum Reviews: 4/5

St. Maarten Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,693 contributions
Small, diverse
Jan 2020 • Solo
There is no admission fee, but you are welcome to leave a donation, of course.

It's a very small museum, but it represents an admirable ambition among volunteers to provide glimpses of history, geology, marine biology, anthropology, and so on.

Signage is in English only, and very succinct.

Written 21 January 2020
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357yjp
London, UK38 contributions
Museum a Must
Aug 2019 • Family
We were walking and shopping on front street and accidentally came across this sweet little museum. Definitely a must see as it won’t take much time - the museum is located on the upper floor. Interesting and brief overview of the history of this island. Some interesting artefacts to look at. Ground floor is a shop that sells little things that supports the running of this museum. I bought some cards and book marks. Very glad we stumbled upon it.
Written 22 August 2019
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ARTHUR W
Beavercreek, OH369 contributions
OK
Dec 2018
This museum is a little small, but it still has a lot of good items included in the displays. Should not take a lot of time!
Written 13 January 2019
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EdAbby D
Abington, PA32 contributions
Still there
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a must see, especially now. A great way to learn by about the island and pick up some great items to bring home as you support them. Especially a license plate.
Written 13 January 2019
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Joe C
Hamilton, UK50 contributions
First stop on our Caribbean Cruise
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful place to visit, lots to do. First time on a cruise ship and really enjoyed it. We worth a visit, we went on the Sky ride trip which gave you stunning views of the island
Written 20 August 2018
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Gaby R
Toronto, Canada157 contributions
A quiet place for history buffs to learn about the island’s history
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited the St. Maarten Museum during a day that our cruise was in port. It’s a small museum but it is jam packed with objects and information about the island’s history. When I was a teenager I volunteered at my local historical society and the St. Maarten Museum reminded me of those days. There we’re a lot of items donated by notable families and the exhibits have a very DIY feel, but everything is done with such care because the information shared is coming from the people themselves. We left a generous donation and I would encourage all visitors to the island to do the same. As someone who has worked in culture I could see that the staff desperately wanted to do more to preserve and display the stories and items in their collection, but as is the case with culture there’s just never enough interest or funding. I just want to thank the museum for amassing the collection and creating their exhibits despite the financial limitations. I hope this review encourages visitors to stop by, and contribute to the museum so that they can continue promoting their island’s history and culture.
Written 29 June 2018
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Islanders2006
Richmond, VA114 contributions
For Those That Love Sint Maarten And The History Of The Island..
May 2018 • Friends
A small museum with lot's of history and artifacts. Well worth visiting and spending a few hours learning about the history of the island.
Written 27 May 2018
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Elaine D
Livonia, MI25 contributions
We wanted to visit
Mar 2018 • Family
Plrase re-open the Museum, and include pictures of the devastation in order to compare with progress since then.
Written 12 March 2018
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Sander D
Ursel, Belgium5 contributions
Nice overview of island's history
Dec 2017 • Couples
We wanted to get to know the island better, and decided to pay a visit to the local museum. It's a small characterful place, and a bit hidden from the crouds, where you learn all about the island. There's no entrance fee, but we donated after our visit because we enjoyed it that much.
Written 1 March 2018
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John K
Saint Louis, MO73 contributions
Museum History
Jul 2017 • Friends
The museum is an excellent place to learn of the history of the island, not only old history, but as recent as hurricane Luis.
Written 27 July 2017
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