Kura Hulanda Museum

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This privately funded cultural museum has a vast quantity of African artifacts. Anthropology is the focus of this museum and the collections catalog the origins of man in great detail, with a lot of focus on the slave trade era.

What to Expect

Focusing on the predominant cultures of Curacao, the exhibits chronicle the Origin of Man, the African Slave Trade, West African Empires, Pre-Colombian Gold, Mesopotamian Relics and Antillean Art.

When you first enter the museum, the receptionist will greet you with a map of the museum and general information. A guided tour can be requested in many languages and visitors who prefer to walk the museum on their own can request an audio guide in many languages. Special information kits are available of children who wish to learn more about the exam.

There is also a gift shop and restaurant on the premises.

On the site of a former slave yard, even the grounds of the museum are buzzing with history. It is no small feat to tour Kura Hulanda Museum in its entirety because it spans 15 buildings and a sculpture garden.

Staying Close

Kura Hulanda Museum is located in Otrabanda, meaning visitors to this region of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy museum access for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to stay somewhere within easy reach of the museum, there are a reasonable number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Kura Hulanda Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.7 km) S
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.1 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.9 km) SW
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) S
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) S
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) SE
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the area and checking out the museum, you're in luck, as there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars within traveling distance. Museum Kura Hulanda Restaurant is an ideal location to dine on your way to your day at the museum, and is very close-by, making it a great option for its patrons. Museum Kura Hulanda Restaurant is a short ways away, but far-off enough that you might need to plan on employing a mode of transport to transport your party. Jacob's Bar and Terrace and Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville are additional restaurant options within reach of this location. At Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville you and your party should be sure to eat some Caribbean food and experience the flavors of Curaçao.

Information

Operating Hours

They are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Payment

All prices are in US Dollars. Adults are $10; students are $8. Senior citizens and children twelve and under are $7.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (999) 434-7700 Or (999) 434-7701

Location: Klipstraat 9 (Otrobanda) Willemstad, Otrabanda, Curacao

Website: http://www.kurahulanda.com/

Email: museum@kurahulanda.com

 

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