General InformationOpening Hours
Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Adults: 17.80 - ANG. / $10-USD; Senior Citizens and Children (up to age 12) 12.50 -ANG. / $7-USD;
Students 14.25 -ANG / $8-USD
At the entrance of the museum, the Museum Shop sells various items -special designed T-shirts, polo shirts and caps, a beautiful poster - with the theme of the museum, various postcards of impressive collection items, a wide variety of CD's with African music from all over the continent, a large collection of African art - wooden masks, fertility dolls and sculptures from shona stone, musical instruments, djembe's and ballaphones, African games and much more.
Presentation belongs to Annette Marks, born on Curacao and presently “adjunct professor” at the College of Staten Island and the Wagner College. She also lectures about African American History, Women History, Caribbean History, Latin American, Native American and African History. She has created “courses” for the Wagner College, Edwards Air Force Base and Lancaster Community College. We are very much impressed by both her ability as researcher and as a speaker. She is extremely enthusiastic and can captivate an audience for hours.
…… Through the middle passage to the Americas
Museum Kurá Hulanda is an anthropological museum that focuses on the predominant cultures of Curacao. It offers a world-class chronicle of the Origin of Man, the African slave trade, West African Empires, Pre-Colombian gold, Mesopotamian relics and Antillean art.
When you visit the museum the receptionist at the entrance will give you a map of the museum and will show you how to guide your walk through the museum. She will offer general information about the museum and can inform you about all the various items that are on sale in the Museum Shop.
For tours you can call the museum and appointments can be made so a guide (Papiaments, Dutch, English and Spanish speaking) can tour your group through the museum. Visitors who prefer to walk on their own and want some extra information, an audio guide (Dutch, English versions available) can be rented for a small amount at the entrance of the museum. For journalists a special press folder is available which includes several photographs of exhibit items.
For school children in need of some extra information for study purposes, a special information kit is available.