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National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 8979
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Little bit of history at no cost to you

It's free! We found this out from the downtown trolley ride (also free; who knew there were so many... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Small but interesting

Terrific, small museum fill with the wonderful archeological history of Aruba. Such an interesting... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 8979
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

It's free! We found this out from the downtown trolley ride (also free; who knew there were so many cheap thrills in Aruba?) so we hopped off the trolley - on the RIGHT side, as directed - and went in. It's a small museum but...More

Thank marfitann
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Terrific, small museum fill with the wonderful archeological history of Aruba. Such an interesting history. Worth a trip & it's free!

Thank NYDina
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This little museum tells the story of the original inhabitants of Aruba through the archeological work that has been done. Lots of artifacts with some explanation about how archeologist do their work. It isn't large (the upstairs part was closed during our visit because they...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a free activity to do while downtown. It's a small museum, but has some interesting artifacts and you can learn a little about Aruba's indigenous people. The building is well preserved and was once a family dwelling.

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a nice museum in the centre of Oranjestad. Unfortunate half of the museum was not access-able and the airco was not working. Nevertheless the museum is well disposing the history of the island

Thank Jan v
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Free and nicely considered. In a historic building with its own story, it tells of Aruba's beginnings in a nice way. To me it brings perspective to the people & island I enjoy so much & I recommend. An information brochure & building map, not...More

Thank TXhome1225
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hop on the (also free) trolley and they will drop you at the museum door. Unfortunately the upstairs was closed (and the air conditioner was off) but the downstairs provides a nice glimpse into Aruba's cultural past. Definitely worth a visit - and several interactive...More

Thank huggio
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It took me quite a while to find this museum, never realizing how close this was to the Renaissance Mall area. Chose to visit this place after being here a few years. This is a museum with artifacts and the history of the Amerindians. The...More

3  Thank AMPnj
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Small museum which is well maintained and laid out. Archaeological finds such as pottery and coins and a reconstructed hut. Short videos . No air conditioning so quite hit upstairs. Free entry so Definately worth a visit if you are in Oranjestad.

Reviewed 15 July 2016

They don't advertise this well enough. This museum is state of the art. Even has an elevator to the second floor. Fully air conditioned, this modern museum has everything you want to know about Aruba's history. Free to go. Right behind the Renaissance Mall in...More

Thank rolandpont
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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