the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum has welcomed visitors for more than 50 years

Explore the history of Jewish Curaçao!

Approximately 15,000 to 20,000 visitors explore the history of Jewish Curaçao at the museum every year. For no additional fee, museum visitors may also visit the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Americas, which is located across the courtyard from the museum.

Plan your visit to the Jewish museum and the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue to explore nearly 400 years of Jewish life in Curaçao!

hours and tickets


The museum is usually open: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:30. Due to COVID-19, the museum is only currently open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 16:30. It also opens on select weekdays for cruise ship passengers The Museum is closed for various religious and public holidays, including New Year’s Day, Carnival Monday, first two days and last two days of Passover, Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday, King’s Day, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Shavuot, Flag Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Curaçao Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. If you have any questions about the museum’s hours or what day(s) the museum is closed, please contact the museum at +(599 9) 461-1633 or email.


Tickets are purchased at the synagogue entrance. The entrance fee is US $10 or 18 guilders per person, but the fee is waived for locals who can show a valid I.D.

Each ticket provides admission to both the Jewish museum and the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue,

which are adjacent to one another in the synagogue’s courtyard.

"How long does it take to tour the museum?"

It depends. For the full experience, expect to spend up to 1 1/2 hours at the museum. If you are in a time crunch, you should anticipate spending at least 30 minutes touring the exhibits.

Museum accommodations


Wheelchair Accommodations

For more information about the museum’s accessibility or available accommodations, please contact the museum at +(599 9) 461-1633 or


All of the museum’s exhibit texts are in English. Some exhibit texts are also available in Dutch and Papiamentu. Exhibit texts in other languages are being planned.

Touring the museum


For an additional cost, guided tours of the museum can be arranged. Please contact the museum’s curator, Phyllis Meit, for more information.

If you are a teacher interested in bringing your students to the museum, visit our School Visits page to learn more about tours for school groups.

Plan your visit to the Jewish museum and the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue to explore nearly 400 years of Jewish life in Curaçao!


Visit us!

Hanchi di Snoa 29, Curaçao.

The museum is located adjacent to the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue  in the synagogue’s courtyard.

Visitor policy

COVID-19 policies

In accordance with local health policies and authorities, the Jewish museum will require the wearing of masks and the maintaining of social distancing until advised otherwise.


Have additional questions about visiting the museum? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information