Bonaire Has A New Museum.
Several years in the making, the new Terramar Historical and Archaeological Museum just opened this month.
Located in Kralendijk, the new museum offers a glimpse into the Caribbean’s rich past, with a special focus on how Bonaire was affected through the ages.
A Caribbean Timeline
The main exhibit gives an extensive timeline, going back centuries. It’s an excellent way to get an informative snapshot of events in the Caribbean, prior to looking into the exhibits highlighting Bonaire’s past. This museum utilizes a variety of the latest technology to present their exhibits, and an animated floor exhibit in the timeline room keeps one mesmerized.
Visitors can exit out of the timeline exhibit through several doors, and then step back into a world long gone in the side exhibits, many of which are relevant to Bonaire, but also cover life in the Caribbean through the ages.
Museum director Ruud Stelten, who has been involved with the project from its concept to full realization, says this about the new museum:
“Terramar Museum will guide the visitor through 7,000 years of Caribbean history, informing both tourists and locals about many aspects of the region’s fascinating past.”
Terramar Museum Combines New with the Old
There is a wonderful fusion of old and new at the museum. As one steps into the historical building, one is immediately immersed in the creative exhibits, utilizing the latest technology. Yet, traditional exhibits are interspersed. The result keeps one’s interest high as the exhibit areas are walked.
A visit to Bonaire’s new Terramar Historical and Archaeological Museum should be on everyone’s list of “have-to-do” when next visiting the island. More information is available, including open hours and entrance fees, by clicking here.
(Source: InfoBonaire.com, used with permission)
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