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St. Maarten Museum

Front Street #7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4917
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This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Front Street #7 | Wathey Square, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4917
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It's a dump! This motel does not have a beach! The shore in front of the motel is covered with large rocks. Don't plan on hanging out at the beach! The pool had murky water and the heat absorbing tiles were ridiculously and caused people...More

Thank bclem74
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The museum is an excellent place to learn of the history of the island, not only old history, but as recent as hurricane Luis.

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is located in a small alley between front- and backstreet. It has a very small (one room) collection of historic findings and news flashes around the history of St Maarten, but not very organized or nicely displayed. As it is for free, you...More

Thank Lex H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you like history, it is worth a visit to this little museum. My husband and I spent about 30-40 minutes there. The museum is located on a alley off of Front Street. A taxi cab driver helped us to find it. The information on...More

1  Thank CCH1223
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little museum in the heart of Phillipsburg. It's dedicated to the history of Saint Maarten. It's fairly amateurish and small, but that doesn't take away from its charm. There's a small entry fee, but it's worth it. And I saw collection...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This small museum is hidden on one of the side streets in Phillipburg. It contains so much history and interesting information that we spent hours there. Everyone interested in knowing more about St. Maarten should definitely visit there.

Thank JoDon2014
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Well worth seeking out in an otherwise shopping obsessed town. If you are of British origin it is interesting to see another colonising country's (Dutch) view on colonisation/ slavery issues. Lots of interesting stuff here but the information about the Arawaks was particularly good.

Thank Nomad59
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We found it by turning down the Alley at No 5 Front Street in Philipsburg. This little street runs between Front St and Boardwalk. Look for stairs up to No7 and you will find it. Great little museum displaying items across many time periods. The...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I am still a volunteer at the Museum and prejudiced at its ability to give our guests information about the island from a different perspective. I am always gratified to hear that people enjoyed learning about the heritage of the island, seeing more than just...More

2  Thank Ro2021
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Everything from Weapons to Househol artifacts going back to the beginning of European conquests. I especially liked the old maps and charts from the Netherlands.

1  Thank Derf1223
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