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Address: Savonet z/n, Christoffel National Park 0000, Curacao
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00599-8640363
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Savonet Museum is the newest Museum of Curacao! This Museum is a unique...

Savonet Museum is the newest Museum of Curacao! This Museum is a unique concept located at the heart of the Christoffelpark, the largest nature reserve on the island. Established in the former plantation house, called “landhuis”, of the Savonet Plantation. It gives visitors a peek into the lives of the former inhabitants of the area, full of inside information and views. From the first Arowak Indians who came to the island almost 4000 years ago up to modern times. Modern audio- visual concepts, historical artefacts, faces of descendents of the former slaves, photography, completely restored antiques and much more give the museum the tools to tell a diverse story of interdependence between humans and nature, cultural history and natural history.

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Nice learning experience

If you are into learning about the history and culture of Curaçao, this is a good place to visit. You learn about the various aspects of the landhauses, and their historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
redhousecat
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you are into learning about the history and culture of Curaçao, this is a good place to visit. You learn about the various aspects of the landhauses, and their historical role. You get to see the inside of the buildings as well as various artifacts. Not too fancy, and not overwhelming.

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Parrsboro, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A small, focused museum, illustrating the transition from slavery, through emancipation, into the turbulent times beyond. Using personal artifacts and records from the people on a single plantation (Landhuis Savonet). I found this a very direct, moving experience. Not all the audio-visual components worked the day we were there but those that did were fascinating, concentrating on the personal tales... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The museum savonet tell the story about the former life around a plantation house. It's very educational. At the ticket office you ger a device which you can use to get the audio for the documentaries that are shown on in the house. Also there now is a special nature exposition about sea turtles in the old magazina. Volunteers of... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We decided to visit this museum after hiking the mountain. As an add-on to our visit to Christoffel National Park, it was enjoyable and worthwhile. But if we'd come just for this, we might have felt disappointed. There was hardly anyone else around, giving it an empty, forlorn feeling. A bit of sadness is not necessarily inappropriate, though, given the... More 

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Toronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We visited the Savonet Landhuis and paid a $15 deposit on the audio guide that is supposed to work with the videos inside the house/museum. The operation of the videos was spotty, with no ability to start the video from the beginning and sync the audio with the video, but worse, they would not return our deposit. No one could... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Savonet Museum is designed to show the history of the island's inhabitants. It has podcasts in Dutch, Papiamentu and English. They are interesting but don't follow a historical flow. The displays are good but could be improved. Still worth a quick visit.

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

this museum is about the people who lived here and their circumstances. There were movies which explained thing, but the sound was turned of.

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Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We wanted to vist savonet because according to the internet this landhuis (plantation mansion) was well restored and showed a combination of the mansion and knoek huisjes (old slave quarters). The reception was luke warm, tcket office was,pointed out. There unable to get the audio tour (all systems inoperable although we saw nothing but geen lights). No alternative offered by... More 

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Oroville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We arrived here early morning, I think about 8:00 AM. We purchased tickets for the park and museum, and they told us it was still closed, so we decided to hike some trails. When we came back, a few hours later, it was still closed, though we didn't know it at the time. We walked by the building like 5... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I had read lots about this place while researching activities online, but when we pulled into the parking lot all we could think was, "what a dump". Perhaps we missed out, but we couldn't even get beyond the exterior to be bothered to go inside. You enter a dirt parking lot that is more suited to off road vehicles rather... More 

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