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

Those wishing to visit Museo Historico Arubano may choose to book their trip in downtown Oranjestad, as visitors to this region of Aruba will have easy museum access throughout their trip. The area around the museum remains relatively quiet, perhaps because there aren't many hotel rooms in the vicinity.

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. (0.8 km) SE
Wonders Aruba Hotel 0.7 mi. (1.6 km) N
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club Hotel 0.8 mi. (0.9 km) SE
Aruba Harmony Apartments Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.8 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Spry visitors will likely be enticed by the region because of the possibility of outdoor pursuits. Visitors who are interested in testing their ability around the green, might want to do so at the nearest golfing opportunity, which is The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course. Many moments can also be filled with time at Surfside Beach, the most close-by beach. Still, at least two other beach and golf options remain in the surrounding area. Visitors to the museum will find themselves close to a small number of additional attractions in the area. One of the few indoor sites around Museo Historico Arubano that vacationers might fancy is Fort Zoutman.


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, downtown Oranjestad, Aruba


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