Many people are not familiar with the rich and fascinating history of Curaçao. Due to its fascinating combination of history and cultures, some of the best museums in the past year have been built on the island. If you are interested in learning about Curaçao‘s history, culture, arts, and crafts, these museums will surely take your breath away.
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A great museum: that sheds a lot of light on slavery. The museum houses many art and historical objects, mostly from Africa and some from the Middle East. This museum is privately owned by an art collector and businessman.
This is a must-visit place in Curaçao. I was surprised by the number of exhibits and impressive African artifacts. The sad history of the local slave trade is both thought-provoking and frightening. Some photos and first-hand stories are very powerful. The entrance fee is just $10 per person. And you can also hire a guide for just an extra $3.
The museum’s opening hours are Monday-Saturday (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM), and the museum is closed on Sunday’s.
If you are interested in history, please stop by here. The museum is in ‘Landhuis Knip’: and depicts the existence of slaves and the revolt of 1795, headed by Tula. Here are some good places to look, many artifacts, and sample photos. The space is small so don’t expect to stay here for hours. Still, it’s worth watching. When I visited, I had a very enthusiastic guide, who told me how slaves live, and how they were treated by their Masters?
They do charge $3 for adults and $1 for children, And their opening hour are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
An incredible place to learn about the history of the island. And how some people lived in the mid-nineteenth century? Curaçao’s Historical Museum contains many artifacts and objects from the nineteenth century. It was originally built as a military hospital in 1853.
The museum is divided into two sections, old and new. The old section includes a bit of a rich person’s life. Furniture living room since then and wonderful paintings of several periods.
The new section contains several visual and painting art. You can also see some works of art in the garden. There is also a beautiful display about the first postman who traveled to Curaçao.
The entrance fee is just $5 per person, and You can also hire a personal guide for an incredibly reasonable rate.
The museum’s opening hours are Tuesday-Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM), Saturday (10:00 AM-4:00 PM), and the museum is closed on Sunday and Monday.
The Maritime Museum exhibits 500 years of the maritime history of Curaçao. The island’s maritime history dates back to the very beginning. From its culture to commerce, maritime has been present throughout the times. Museum houses Epic collection and exhibition on colonial Dutch Caribbean maritime history.
I loved my visit to this exciting museum. I started by watching a short video, and then I explored several exhibits on three floors. I also loved the items recovered from shipwrecks and learn about Curacao’s maritime history. The entrance fee is very reasonable at just $ 7.
The museum’s opening hours are Tuesday-Friday (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM), Saturday (9:00 AM-4:00 PM), Sunday & Monday (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM).
The McVie Israel-Emanuel synagogue is in the middle of the Punda district of Kurau. It is generally known as the Snoa and is a primary tourist attraction in Curaçao.
The museum has a treasure of knowledge about Jews who immigrated to Curaçao from Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe, and many families residing on the island. I visited this museum, and the minimum entrance fee in this place is $10. It has a sand floor and is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The artifacts and objects are extremely interesting and worth the time to examine in detail.
The museum’s opening hours are Monday-Friday (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM), Sunday (10:00 AM-1: 00 PM), and the museum is closed on Saturdays.
The Savonet Museum is meant to show the history of the island’s inhabitants. It is a brand-new Museum and is located in the middle of the Christoffel park. It is established in a former plantation house, called “landhuis”, of the Savonet Plantation.
The first inhabitants of Curaçao arrived 4000 years ago, and this Museum narrates the tale of these unbelievable people known as the Arawak Indians. It also has modern audio-visual concepts and several historical artifacts, the faces of the descendants of ancient slaves, photography, and fully restored antiquities. The entrance fee is just $3.
The museum’s opening hours are Monday-Sunday (6:00 AM – 2:00 PM), and the museum is closed on Saturdays.