Curacao

Tula Museum

  Landhuis Kenepa z/n, Willemstad, Curacao      (+599) 98 88 63 96     more than a year ago
One of the most significant stories in Curacao's history began at one of the most picturesque places on the island, on top of a hill near Playa Kenapa. A slave named Tula instigated a brave revolt against his Dutch masters here at the impressive plantation at Landhuis Kenepa. The slave rebellion of 1795 and its brutal suppression by the European landowners is the central story of the museum. Unfortunately, the museum doesn’t do much justice to the struggle of Tula and his army of enslaved people that eventually led to the abolition of slavery in Curacao. The exhibit are divided over two floors, attempting to show how people lived and worked in these unthinkable times, but it fails -at least, to our humble opinion- on all fronts. With such an intriguing tale to tell, we simply expected more. With some more funding and a few bright ideas this could and should become one of the island's biggest attractions.

Amenities

No Credit cards
Child-friendly
Guarded parking

Website

Open

OpenĀ 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission for foreign visitors: adults $3; children $1.

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17.05.2014
Bill

I was here and felt ashamed for mr Tula too. What a brave men this must have been. And what a louzy museum. Honour this man with all regards he deserves or leave him alone!
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