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Welcome to the CuraƧao Maritime Museum


The Curaçao Maritime Museum takes its visitors on a discovery tour of more then 500 years maritime history of Curaçao. The story-line is illustrated through a permanent exhibition consisting of displays with authentic nautical charts, ship models and navigation equipment combined with audiovisual techniques...an attraction not to be missed.

As well as the exhibition, the museum also offers a number of interesting tours.

Besides a tour of the museum, a demonstration of the mini refinery, which is set up in a separate exhibition hall of the museum, can also be attended. In addition, a tour through the harbour can be made.

All tours are led by a guide. Guided tours take place every Wednesday  and Saturday afternoon. Read more...

New temporary exhibition ship paintings

The exhibition 'Ship paintings of the 20th Century; From Royal Steamboat to Coast Guard Cutter’ is Monday, November 18 opened by Governor Lucille George-Wout. A beautiful exhibition with paintings by the famous Dutch ship portrait painters Fred Boom and Thijs Zwart.

The exhibition can be seen until January 19, 2020 in the Maritime Museum Curaçao. The exhibition is a tribute to the victims of the KNSM ship Simón Bolívar. The ship of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) sank off the coast of England in 1939 as a result of exploding sea mines. 80 of the 398 passengers were killed, including Curaçaoans on their way back and Jewish refugees in search of a safe home.

KNSM mini exhibition

In addition to sixteen portraits, the exhibition of the Maritime Association Curaçao and the museum also shows objects and travel documents that relate to the journeys made by passengers aboard KNSM ships. The paintings are not only on display, but are also for sale.

Access to this temporary exposition is included in the normal museum admission. The Maritime Museum Curaçao is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission Fees for 2020 (starting December 1)

Museum admission**

This ticket is for admission to the permanent collections and exhibitions, excludes special exhibitions and tours. Also available is a combination of these tours. Read more...

Full rate

NAf. 12.00 / $ 7.00

Child 6-11 years old

NAf. 6.00 / $ 3.50

Child less than 6 years old 

Free

 
Steam for oil admission** (unguided visit - every day)
Full rate

NAf. 5.00 / $ 3.00

Child 6-11 years old

NAf. 2.50 / $ 1.50

Child less than 6 years old

Free

 
**Curacao residents, DushiVIPcard holders and Students receive 15% discount on admission.
 

Tours

Harbor Tour (Wed & Sat)
Full rate

NAf. 20.00 / $ 12.00

Child 3-11 years old

NAf. 10.00 / $ 6.00

Child less than 3 years old

Free

 
Please note: Reservation required.
Steam for Oil Tour (Live demonstration - Wed & Sat)
Full rate

NAf. 12.00 / $ 7.00

Child 6-11 years old

NAf. 6.00 / $ 3.50

Child less than 6 years old

Free

 
Please note: Reservation required.
 
For more information about our tours, go to the Tours page.
 
All fees are including 9% sales tax.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday from
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


During the cruise season the museum may also be opened on Sunday's (Nov-Apr).
Call for confirmation.

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Contact Us

Tel. +599 (9) 465 2327
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