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, so those staying in this region of Curaçao will have the benefit of easy museum access during their visit. If you wish to stay somewhere close to Curacao Maritime Museum, you'll find a decent selection of places to stay in the area.

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
Plaza Hotel Curaçao Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.7 km) SW
Renaissance Curacao Resort Resort 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) SW
Howard Johnson Curaçao Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) W
Scuba Lodge Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your museum visit, don't worry -- you'll find a plentiful supply of dining possibilities within traveling distance. The nearest eatery is Iguana Cafe, which offers Caribbean food. The dining establishment is a brief ways off, but far-removed enough that you will need to plan on having a method of transportation to transport your party. Also close-by, you and your party will find options such as Copa Cabana and Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant where you and your companions may test out Creole meals and enjoy the culture of Curaçao.


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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