Curacao Maritime Museum

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC

The history of the island is featured in this museum, along with antique nautical charts, models of ships and other artifacts that offer a glimpse back in time. Take a guided tour and walk through the harbor with a guide detailing it's history.


Aside from the permanent display that details the maritime history of the island, the guided tours are available Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. A demonstrative exhibit about the history of oil refining on this island shows on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm and features a working miniature oil refinery.

Staying Close

Curacao Maritime Museum is located in downtown Willemstad, ensuring those visiting this region of Curaçao will have easy access to this museum during their visit. There are a notable collection of hotels in the region around this attraction.

Hotels near Curacao Maritime Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Academy Hotel Curacao Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) S
San Marco Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) S
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) W
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) SW
Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa Resort 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) SSE
Poppy Hostel Hostel 0.7 mi. (1.4 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Spirited vacationers may also be taken in by the region because of the possibility of open-air options. Museum visitors also interested in golfing should look into the nearest course, Curacao Golf and Squash Club. If you aren't a golfer, you're not out of luck - head to Avila Beach, which is the closest beach to Curacao Maritime Museum. Even though the options above are the most convenient to access, there will still be several similar beach and golf options. Guests will find additional interesting places out of the sun in this general area. Not far away are two more interesting places nearby to visit--Willemstad Historical District and Jewish Cultural Historical Museum.


Operating Hours

The museum is open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.


Admission for tours is $9.00, kids are half price.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599) 465-2327

Location: van der Brandhofstraat 7, downtown Willemstad, Curacao



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