Postmuseum

The Postmuseum is located in the oldest building in Punda, a gracefully restored wooden and stone building that dates back to 1693. The permanent collection consists of stamps and related objects from the Netherlands Antilles, such as old mailboxes and scales. Special exhibitions of theme stamps from all over the world are organized twice a year.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Admissions

Adults (17+): ANG 3,50 / $ 2

Children 12-16 years of age: ANG 1,75 / $ 1

L: Kaya Toni Prince z/n

T: +(5999) 465 8010

 

Museum Kurá Hulanda

The forced relocation of Africans from Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean by Europeans from the 17th to the 19th centuries, changed the face of the world forever. Museum Kura Hulanda is situated right at the city-center harbor of Willemstad, where Dutch entrepreneurs once traded and transshipped enslaved Africans along with other 'commercial goods'. This museum impressively exhibits the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in its totality, from slave capture in Africa through the Middle Passage and the relocation in the New World. The museum Kura Hulanda also demonstrates that the African and diverse cultural heritage has influenced Curaçaoan and Caribbean societies until today.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm

Admissions

Adults: ANG 18,00/$10

Senior Citizens (65+) and Children (age: 6- 12): ANG 12,50/$7

Students ANG 14,25/$8

L: Klipstraat 9

T: (+5999) 434-7765

Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

Housed in two buildings dating back to the 17th century, the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum has been open since November 15, 1970, on the grounds of the Mikvé Israel Emanuel synagogue of 1732, the oldest in continuous use in the Americas, and features centuries of Jewish history in Curaꞔao, with many cultural and religious objects on display, with some items still used for religious services.

Opening hours

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the opening hours have been temporarily adjusted to
Tuesdays and Fridays and most cruise ship days  9:00am to 4:30pm.

Admissions

Tourist US$ 10 /  Ang 18

Locals residents with proof of ID is Free of Charge

 

L: Hanchi Snoa 29

T: +(5999) 461 1633

e: museum@snoa.com

W: https://jewishmuseumcuracao.org/

 

The Fort Church Museum

The Fort-church is the oldest church on the island (1769). The museum houses an elegant collection of utensils from the Dutch Protestant congregation (1635), including antique silver chalices, a mahogany and silver baptismal font and an antique mahogany wood table, formerly used in country houses. Reporting on the most prominent families of the island and a collection of old maps are also on display.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Admission

Adults: ANG 9 / $ 5

Children: free

L: Fort Amsterdam, Punda

T: +(5999) 461-1139

W: http://www.fortchurchcuracao.com/

Plein Air Curaçao Art Museum

From the start of the international art festival in 2011, it was the intention to establish a museum to house a slowly growing permanent collection of the beautiful paintings of Curaçao made during the festival. A competition is held at the end of each festival and some first prize winning paintings are retained for display, that otherwise would be taken abroad by their owners and not be available for local viewing.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Admission

Free entrance

L: Hanchi Snoa 27

T: +(5999) 461 4520

W: https://www.artfoundationcuracao.com/pleinaircuracao

E: artfoundationcuracao@gmail.com

National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM)

The National Archaeological Anthropological Museum Foundation was established in March 1998. The National Museum, as it is popularly known, directly evolved from a Netherlands Antilles governmental department for scientific research, called the Archeological Anthropological Institute of the Netherlands Antilles (AAINA). AAINA was established in 1966 to conduct archaeological and anthropological research on the islands of the Netherlands Antilles.

The NAAM greatly benefits from the results of more than 30 years of research on all the Islands of the Netherlands Antilles. Collections under the management of the NAAM include numerous (pre-Columbian) archaeological artifacts as well as ethnographic objects from the late 19th century to the present.

L: Johan van Walbeeckplein 13

T: +599 9 462 1933 / 43

W: www.naam.cw

E: info@naam.cw

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Discover the History of Curaçao at the Curaçao Maritime Museum

Curaçao has more than 500 years of interesting history which is highlighted at the Curaçao Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in a monumental building dating back to 1729 in the Scharloo district. It has a contemporary interior, with decking, railings, ramp, and portholes so people feel like they are aboard a ship.

 

Opening Hours

Wednesday & Saturday and when a cruise ship is in port. 10:00 am – 15:30 pm

Admissions

Adults ANG 17.50 / $ 10,-

Children 6 till 17 ANG 12.50 / $ 7,-

Local with sedula ANG 10,-

Local children ANG 7,-

Details

L: N. v.d. Brandhofstraat 1

T: 465-2327

E: info@curacaomaritime.com