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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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  • This museum tells the story of the history of Aruba with some fantastic exhibits, including a life-size replica of a centuries-old Native Aruban dwelling. Seldom crowded, a great way to indulge your i...  more »
  • The lady at the shop pointed this out to us, so we walked over there and looked at the nice surroundings. A shame we could not enter, but just walking arround was nice too  more »
  • If you want to know more about Aruba's history, this is the place to visit. It may be difficult to locate because many local people don't know its existence. It has very nice artifacts and the display...  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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