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Kura Hulanda Museum, Willemstad

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Examine the anthropological exhibitions at the important Kura Hulanda Museum, which focuses on the origins of man, the African slave trade, and West African empires, among other subjects. Situated on the site of a former slave yard, the emotionally testing museum recounts a brutal history and illuminates humanity’s capacity for violence and exploitation. You’ll have the chance to inspect letters, drawings, and other artifacts from the era, giving you a direct perspective on a bygone era. Consider hiring a tour guide at a small extra charge to get an in-depth explanation of the exhibits. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kura Hulanda Museum by using our Willemstad visit planner.
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  • Both gut-wrenching and a little breathtaking, the large portion of the museum dedicated to the island's history of slave trade (hidden behind a dividing wall) is an absolute must do. The recovered...  more »
  • How they can have a museum about slavery and not include Tula and the slave revolt is unfortunate- not sure what they are hiding. Big disappointment since the history of slavery (manacles and all )is....  more »
  • Great history and gives you a nice perspective on some of the slaves lives. The artifacts from (now Iran) area were very interesting to go through. Great little place to get drinks to cool off after close by too.
  • A great little museum giving a fairly comprehensive insight into slavery. An added bonus were the Middle Eastern artifacts, pre Roman glass and a child's pottery toy several thousand years old , for example were real eye openers. We enjoyed our visit. Allow about 2 hours, including a coffee.

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