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Address: Zijstraat No. 7 (In Ministry of Culture building | next to St. Francis Church), Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-8-28831
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This museum's collection of more than 30,000 coins and currencies from...

This museum's collection of more than 30,000 coins and currencies from around the world date back to 5th century B.C., from the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and ancient Chinese dynasties.

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Numismatic Museum is Gone

We were in Aruba in late January on a cruise and wanted to return to a long ago favorite--the numismatic museum (coins and currency). The building picture is there, but it is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2016
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Orlando
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We really wanted to see this museum, but it was all closed up. Sad really. We drove around and around the block looking for an entrance and finally looked up the photo on the net. But it was all closed up.

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USA
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were in Aruba in late January on a cruise and wanted to return to a long ago favorite--the numismatic museum (coins and currency). The building picture is there, but it is empty with a Lease sign. We spoke to the manager of the nearby Cultural Museum and he reported that the former Numismatic had been using the place gratis-but... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

My friends and I hopped off the free trolley and spent a great hour exploring this museum. It gave a great historical count of the history of Aruba. Beautiful artwork and very informative. It's free to the public and allows pictures to be taken without flash.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Visited more than 15 years ago. We were greeted by the daughter of the man who privately collected and exhibited the coins & currency in a small home at that time. Very interesting.

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Thank Connie52649
Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Loved it as I'M a collector. The director gave me a guided tour and I was able to purchase some authentic silver coins . Great afternoon. walking distance from Palm Beach hotels.

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Thank A140
Louisville, Kentucky
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497 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

I went to tour the museum and it was really well organized. I was happy I went and I got a wonderful tour.

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2 Thank betagirl67
Lexington, Massachusetts
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351 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Nice way to seean intersting perpective of local history - try to couple it with a trip to the Mint and yo will have an enjoyable time. NO - they do not give out samples!

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We thought we would visit this museum since my husband collects coins and paper money. It no longer exists! The building is there, but it is no longer a museum.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2010

We stopped by this museum because I had read about it on trip advisor and thought it might be interesting to see some really old coins from the Roman Empire. We really did enjoy it. The collection here is amazing! I've never been to a coin collection museum before, so this was a first time experience. There was so much... More 

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San Anselmo, CA
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2009

Had an hour to kill and had seen this museum mentioned in our Fodor's guide. Seeing all the different coins (square, triangles, wild designs) was great, but it was made all the more interesting by the museum owner who gave us a personal tour. We learned about Aruba and it's history and experience as a colony. This place has an... More 

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