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Museum of Industry

Bernardstraat 164, San Nicolas, Aruba
+297 584 7090
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A Must Do on Your Visit

This should be one of the first things you do when you get to Aruba. Edward is really great at his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ayesha D
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Interesting!

We visited the museum during an excursion in San Nicolas. This museum is located in the old water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
angelique132
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Museum of Industry is situated in the Water Tower in San Nicolas and narrates Aruba's industrial history which began in the 19th century.
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  • Average6%
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Bernardstraat 164, San Nicolas, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This should be one of the first things you do when you get to Aruba. Edward is really great at his job and it's clear he's passionate about his country and what he does. Most of Aruba almost doesnt feel like an island so this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum during an excursion in San Nicolas. This museum is located in the old water tower in San Nicolas. The museum shows the history of gold, aloe, phosphate, oil and tourism. Very interesting exhibition and a must see on the island!

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to take a bus down to San Nicholas to see what the "other" end of the island had to offer. A local gentleman directed us to the Museum of Industry (5 minute walk from bus station). We spent part of an afternoon being...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We rented a car to visit this part of the island and stopped here and much to our surprise it was a great experience. The history and insight to the past and present economy of the island was wonderful and insightful along with the local...More

1  Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This was a very interesting museum which covers the history of Aruba through the lens of the 5 major industries that drove its growth over the years. The exhibits and new and very well laid out. We were lucky to be the only ones in...More

1  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Went up to San Nicholas for the National Flag Day festivities. Had seen the tower before but didn't know you could go up. Downstairs is a bit of history of industry on the island; gold, aloe, phosphate, oil and tourism. Some neat old pictures of...More

2  Thank Stu C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As a Scout leader we had a fieldtrip at the Museum. The children ages 4 to 8 had a great time heating about the history of the Industries in Aruba. The guide was very informative and the children understood her stories. Not a big place,...More

2  Thank Marcia D
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Located in the recently restored art deco water tower, this small museum tells the story of the various industries of Aruba. I found the displays interesting. On the second floor, there is a six screen audio visual presentation by a variety of local people who...More

3  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this as we were driving around the island. Not large, but well curated. Gives a great history of the island from an economic and industrial aspect. It is in the old water tower and government building in that area, which has...More

4  Thank Peggy B
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This museum documents the history of major types of industry on the island. Although the museum is small, it is very well presented and even includes a video portion that has interviews with aging Arubans who have been involved in industry. The museum itself is...More

4  Thank Lisa D
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