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Archaeological Museum of Aruba, Oranjestad
(4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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. A...  more »
  • 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'...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
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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. ****
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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