Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

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There are two 18th century buildings that make up the Jewish Historical Museum: the Rabbi's Residence and the "Bath House." Here, visitors will find many artifacts from over 350 years of Jewish life on the island.


The Museum is part of the Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue,home of the oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation in the Western Hemisphere (since 1651). The Museum displays an impressive collection of religious artifacts from the congregation's history such as Torah scrolls and Hanukkah lamps, as well as antique personal and household items.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Willemstad if you plan on visiting Jewish Cultural Historical Museum, since travelers to this area of Curaçao will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. If you want to stay somewhere near this museum, you'll find a decent selection of lodging options close-by.

Hotels near Jewish Cultural Historical Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) SSW
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.5 km) SW
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) WSW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (0.8 km) WSW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) SE
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) NW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Jewish Cultural Historical Museum, found within Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, is located near the center of downtown Willemstad.

The Synagogue and Museum are located in the middle of Willemstad. Visitors from cruise ships can walk to the premises.

If the time you spend at the museum leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you will find a wide variety of lunch and dinner options within traveling distance. The closest eatery is Copa Cabana, an ideal eatery to enjoy a meal at before spending time at this museum. Also within reach, you and your group will come across restaurants such as McDonalds Willemstad and Iguana Cafe where you and your party can try a bite of Caribbean food and experience the flavors of Curaçao.


Operating Hours

They are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except on High Holidays.


The museum charges $10(USD) for adult admissions, but children under the age of 13 are free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 461-1633
FAX: (599-9) 465-4141

Location: Hanechi di Snoa 29, downtown Willemstad, Curacao




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