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National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 8979
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Great Location & Walk

As this museum was closed on Monday, the day of our visit, we did enjoy seeing the colorful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Diego, California
Amazing exhibitions

For me, the most stunning exhibition in this museum is the one about Odysseus. It is breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Ivana K
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Small museum traces the history and development of the island of Aruba through a collection of interesting artifacts featuring a skeleton thousands of years old.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 8979
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As this museum was closed on Monday, the day of our visit, we did enjoy seeing the colorful buildings in the area. Oranjestad is a very walkable city with blue ceramic horses in unlikely places. The city walking tour includes this closed museum.

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

For me, the most stunning exhibition in this museum is the one about Odysseus. It is breathtaking. Worth visiting. Also, students have free entry.

Thank Ivana K
Reviewed 15 October 2017

As per other people's experience the museum was closed when we visited so cant say more than that it is in a nice easy to find location in the downtown area and the buildings look pretty.

Thank Amsterdoc74
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

No infomation about closure anywhere! Not even at the entrance. We spent a great deal of time getting there and it was closed. There was one person working there and he informed us that it was closed till feb 2018 for repairs! A little info...More

2  Thank Arvindnc
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This museum tells the story of the history of Aruba with some fantastic exhibits, including a life-size replica of a centuries-old Native Aruban dwelling. Seldom crowded, a great way to indulge your inner history nerd while on vacation!

Thank mjtoto
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The lady at the shop pointed this out to us, so we walked over there and looked at the nice surroundings. A shame we could not enter, but just walking arround was nice too

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you want to know more about Aruba's history, this is the place to visit. It may be difficult to locate because many local people don't know its existence. It has very nice artifacts and the displays are instructive. Most of the museum is not...More

1  Thank clelievre1977
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Took the "Downtown Trolley" to this stop, and the trolley operator said that it was a great museum, but it was closed for renovations. No date given when asked when it will be open again. Too bad. Difficult to rate this attraction since we never...More

Thank Sandi G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This free, little museum will give you an idea of the history of the peoples of the island. Ride the trolley and get off at the Blue Horse. The museum is well laid out for a self-guided experience. We enjoyed the exhibits. The only down...More

Thank BGwoodLovers
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you get on the New Tram near the Cruise terminal you will pass the Museum with the Blue Horse outside and call by on the way back. It is a nice museum charting history of Aruba going back to the Arawaks etc. Well worth...More

Thank George B
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19 April 2017|
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Response from TXhome1225 | Reviewed this property |
May 18, 2017; still closed for renovations.
Kathy P
3 March 2016|
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Response from billpg | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we walked from the Cruise Ship, about 15 minutes at a slow pace. But I can tell you, that the Archeological Museum is worth the trip where ever you come from. Allow 1 to 2 hours. Look for the bright blue horse in... More