Museo Historico Arubano

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC

The Historical Museum of Aruba follows Aruban history from the first settlers to modern day, showcasing some of the island's greatest achievements, as well as its most difficult challenges. Founded in 1983, three years before Aruba's independence, the museum would play a crucial role in preserving the island's heritage.


There are several exhibits in the museum that will help give anyone a deeper understanding of the Aruban story, an insight into its rich history, and a look at how the islanders have grown as a people.

Staying Close

Museo Historico Arubano is located in downtown Oranjestad, meaning travelers to this part of Aruba will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Though the area isn't exactly over-crowded, you will still have at least a handful of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Museo Historico Arubano
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Resort 0.1 mi. (1.0 km) SSW
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (1.8 km) SE
Wonders Aruba Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) N
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club Hotel 0.8 mi. (2.0 km) SE
Aruba Harmony Apartments Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.3 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like golfing and water sports are by no means hard to come by in the vicinity. Museum visitors with a keen interest in golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course. Uneventful hours can also be filled with time at Surfside Beach, the closest beach. However, while these options may be the easiest to get to, you will still find at least a few other equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities. Visitors to the museum will find themselves near a small handful sites within close proximity. The nearest indoor attraction to Museo Historico Arubano is Fort Zoutman, which you can find a short distance away.


Operating Hours

The museum is open on weekdays only, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.


There is an entrance fee of $5 for adults and $2 for children to enter the museum.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (297) 582-6099 Or (297) 588-5199

Location: Zoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba


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