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Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

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Small but unique experience of the Jewish community of Curacao

The museum itself is very small, but tells a lot about the Jewish religion and the community that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ShalomMK
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Strong and vibrant Jewish history and neighbourhood that transformed thisformer Dutch colony

We recommend the museum to get an overview of the impressive contribution made to the island by... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
ChristinaW617
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Hanchi Snoa 29 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is very small, but tells a lot about the Jewish religion and the community that arrived to the islands many years ago. The temple is just amazing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShalomMK
Reviewed 10 February 2019

We recommend the museum to get an overview of the impressive contribution made to the island by Jewish families over a period of several hu dred years. A small museum but filled with lovely family stories. Also impressed with the architecture of the neighbourhood and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChristinaW617
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Excellent view into the history of Jewish people and culture in Curacao. Worth the trip and the cost to view the museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank corptool
Reviewed 29 January 2019

If you are history buff, this one place to visit. The museum presents many artifacts from many cultures as well. It was nice to learn more about the island and its timeline.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ACHildebrandt
Reviewed 22 January 2019

This small museum of religious objects is across the courtyard from the old synagogue. There is a 14th century Torah scroll on display as well as old photos, Jewish ritual heirlooms, an old mikveh pool, historical documents, and other unique items. No photography allowed. $10...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zundel35
Reviewed 21 January 2019

A beautifully maintained Jewish house of worship with a small but excellent museum on the same property which tells the story of the Jewish heritage in Curacao. Time and money well spent

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doctor G
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Great to be in a place that is so old. Pretty chapel and interesting artifacts. Pay attention to the pipe organ upstair in the chapel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bhgrizzly
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The only synagogue we have ever seen with white sand as the floor. Nicely preserved. Nice little museum with lots of information on the history of the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 29 November 2018

The tour was good, especially if you were Jewish. I would give our guide (Ralph) an A+. He was quite a character and kept our tour interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles K
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a must stop to see the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, we asked a question about a picture and the staff member was not sure of the answer and went to find the curator to get an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Abraham P
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Response from Hanief007 | Reviewed this property |
Please contact them by email: museum@snoa . Com
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13 February 2017|
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Response from M8647FPellens | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. I do recommend the Jewish tour with Gigi. It is more than just the synagogue.
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