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: closed

Admissions

Adults: ANG 17,80/$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

The oldest synagogue building in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere. In 1970 a Jewish Cultural Museum was established adjacent to the synagogue. There we have set up a display of many interesting and unusual objects illustrating the culture and history of the Jewish community. Many of these objects are still in use in the Synagogue today.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Admissions

Locals: free entrance with ID

Children up to 13 years: free

Tourists: $ 10 / Nafl. 18

L: Hanchi Snoa 29

T: +(5999) 461 1633

e: museum@snoa.com

W: http://www.snoa.com/museum

 

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.pleinaircuracao.com/museum

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 National Museum 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 National Museum 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

W: www.naam.cw

E: info@naam.cw

Curacao Maritime Museum

Curaçao owes its existence to the sea. Its strategic location and natural harbor made it a major seafaring and commercial center from early in its history. The museums interior harmoniously embraces the age-old maritime history and modern design in a historic 17th century building spectacularly restored to its former glory. The museum is located in a mansion built in 1729 on the Waaigat inlet just above the floating market. Exhibits include antique miniatures, 17th century ship models and maps, some even dating back to 1500.

Opening Hours

Sunday and Monday: closed

Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 4.30 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Admissions

Local Adults ANG 9.75 / $5.50

Children < 6="">

Children 6 till 11 ANG 5.75 / $ 3.50

Children 12 > ANG 11.50 / $ 7

Students (local with sedula) ANG 7.50 / $ 4.50

65+: ANG 11.50 / $ 7

Tourist ANG 11.50 / $7

Details

L: N. v.d. Brandhofstraat 1

T: 465-2327

E: info@curacaomaritime.com

W: http://www.curacaomaritime.com

Museo Literario

One of the main objectives of our Literary Museum is to give a plethora of information about the literature of Papiamentu, providing an overview of the evolution of the language from its beginnings to where it is today.

This includes information on the different stages and epochs it underwent, among which the pre- and post World War II era and the era of the independence wars of Latin America in which two Curaçaoans, Manuel Piar and Pedro Luis Brion, took part.

It also includes information about prominent Curaçaoan authors and poets who have written extensively in Papiamentu, strived to showcase its poetic profundity and literary validity and fought for its conservation.

In this section we also aim to preserve this information for the benefit of future generations, so they may know what the generations that came before them fought for.

Opening hours

During Museumweek (16 - 26 of May) the museum is open from 10 am - 6 pm.

Admissions

0 - 4 years: free

5 - 12 year: $ 3 / ANG 5,25

13 - 17 years: $ 5 / ANG 8,75

Adults: $ 10 / ANG 17,50

65+: $ 5 / ANG 8,75

Students & interns: $ 5 / ANG 8,75

L: Abraham Mendez Chumaceiro Blv. 17

W: https://bnkcuracao.com/

E: bnkevents@bnk.cw

T: +5999 4345257

Yotin Kòrtá- Opening in the Summer of 2019 !!

The Museum Exhibition illustrates the evolution of the Antillean currency, advancing from barter deals, to the use of coins from different countries, and finally, to the issuance of national currency for the Netherlands Antilles. It is owned and operated by the Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 4 pm

Admissions

Free for all visitors

L: Scharlooweg 11

T: +5999 434-5573

E: info@moneymuseum.cw

W: https://www.moneymuseum.cw/