More than 500 years of maritime history is yours to experience at Maritime Museum Curacao, a nautical gem on the west coast of the island. The museum takes you on an oceanic journey, charting the history of Curacoa. From its position at the center of international trade routes in the Atlantic Ocean, its involvement in the slave and smuggling trade, to the history of the island's harbours, a series of informative displays and artefacts help tell the island's story. Don't miss the fully working miniature oil refinery, a separate exhibit that traces back the history of the island's oil industry from 1918. Harbor tours can be included in with a museum visit, and the museum shop specialises in maritime books. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Willemstad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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We were lucky to visit on a Saturday when there was a harbor tour. The museum presented an interesting glimpse into Curaçao maritime history that complimented the very informative harbor tour. The... more »
We enjoyed this museum as part of Regent Cruise ship excursion. There were several floors with miniature boats and other ship artifacts. There also was an extensive background material of the City of.... more »
Very informative museum. The maritime history of the island is rooted in the very beginnings. From its culture to commerce, maritime has been present throughout the times. Must visit! It has amazing stories too.
It has a lot to offer in terms of Curacao s history, even beyond maritime. The displays are very descriptive and appealing to the eye. The facility is well maintained and great ventilation. The video on playback in the lounge is very informative and only lasts 20 mins or so. There were some pretty cool pieces as well in the gift shop. Took me around an hour or so to completely cover the entire museum.
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