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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. Put Archaeological Museum of Aruba on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oranjestad vacation route planner.
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  • If you arrive on a cruise or if these hosted outside the Center in the same city you will be easy to get to the National Museum of archaeology, is located in the Centre of the city and one of the stops of the train is precisely at the Museum.
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  • 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 
  • The Archaeological Museum of Aruba is Oranjestad, is free entry, and you can take advantage of to know him to know the history of the island before the arrival of Europeans, then. The layout of the Museum is very good. This also in a House restored typical colonial, which makes it doubly interesting to know.
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  • 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. ****
  • Great place...
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  • Aruba foi colonizada pela Holanda, Oranjestad é chrmosa e onde atracam os Cruzeiros, além claro de ser banhado pelo mar do Caribe. Achei incrívelq os locais falam méda de quatro línguas: Holandês, Inglês, espanhol e Papiamento (ou Papiamentu é uma língua crioula e é a principal língua falada nas ilhas caribenhas de Aruba, Curaçao e Bonaire. Recentemente, ganhou o status de língua oficial nas três ilhas) Povo agradável, cidade tranquila, vale a pena