Archaeological Museum of Aruba, Oranjestad

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Unearth over 5,000 years of Amerindian history at Archaeological Museum of Aruba and examine a vast collection of over 10,000 Amerindian artefacts dating back as far as 2500 BCE. Established in 1981 and recently moved to a beautifully renovated new premises, the museum presents stories of Aruba's rich cultural history through an impressive series of displays exploring Home Life, Artistic and Sacred Expression, Origins and Exchanges, and Past in the Present. Each present to you a realm of archaeological treasures. Featuring many temporary exhibitions, public talks and educational workshops, the museum provides a lively hub of historical learning in Aruba. Plan your visit to Archaeological Museum of Aruba and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Oranjestad trip planner .
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  • For me, the most stunning exhibition in this museum is the one about Odysseus. It is breathtaking. Worth visiting. Also, students have free entry.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • A small but excellent museum. Information is correct and not too much or too few and they have some nice objects gathered in their displays.
  • First off, it's free! Which is amazing given how much this museum has to offer. I learned so much about Aruba and its diverse history.
  • nice museum. excellent history of the island which ties in nicely to the Caribbean prehistory. tough to find since most streets don't have signage but worth the trek.
  • The authentic archive of Aruba geological and archeological heritage. ****
  • Aruba was colonized by the Netherlands, Oranjestad is chrmosa and where the cruises, in addition of course to be bathed by the Caribbean Sea. I found incrívelq the locals speak méda from four languages: Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamento (or Papiamentu is a Creole language and is the main language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. Recently, gained the status of official language in three islands) People nice, quiet town, worth
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