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Maritime Museum

N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 2327
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Inexpensive & Intriguing

I'm not a big museum fanatic, but I do enjoy history. This museum has some very interesting pieces... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Chris E
via mobile
Good island history review with maritime emphasis

The history of Curacao is intimately connected with the sea with the reason for the importance of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
FunOnly
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Calgary, Canada
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Opened in 1999 as one of many projects undertaken to commemorate Curaçao’s 500th anniversary in 1999.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ship models” (6 reviews)
“coast guard” (4 reviews)
“minute video” (3 reviews)
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N. van den Brandhofstraat 1, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not a big museum fanatic, but I do enjoy history. This museum has some very interesting pieces to show much of Curacao's history. I did the Harbourtour as well, and was the only person who required the tour in English. They were extremely accommodating...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The history of Curacao is intimately connected with the sea with the reason for the importance of Willemstad being it’s excellent natural harbour. The maritime museum does a very good job of highlighting this. There are many displays with both English and Dutch explanations. Many...More

Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I stopped by here on my last visit with family. It's a definite must-see for me. The museum has all kinds of things about the oceans, about finding Curacao, and there is a little film that really tellls you a lot about the history of...More

Thank Lorettac277
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped by this museum out of curiosity but afterwards I felt like it was wasted time and money. The staff members were extremely friendly and accommodating. However, I felt that the museum was only interesting as far as the first level. The movie viewing on...More

Thank Celeste B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum is easily found across from the floating market. It is not very expensive, air conditioned and well worth a visit. As other Trip Advisor reviews have pointed out, the exhibits are poorly labeled (only in Dutch in many cases), too low and or...More

Thank ch_hatch
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A very interesting history of Curacao with wide range of exhibits covering not just maritime history but slavery and oil industry. Good video and audio exhibits

Thank Dunccars
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Some interesting details about Curacao's maritime history on display and some interesting exhibits. Worth a visit if you like museums. Nice picturesque area too.

Thank AndreToronto
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank George G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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 are excellent. Some of the signs are illegible due to lighting...More

Thank Charley44
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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-to-right within the museum. If you have the time, watch the 20-minute documentary that...More

Thank James E
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