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

Downtown Oranjestad is a good option for those wishing to visit Museo Historico Arubano, since visitors to this part of Aruba will be pleased to have easy museum access during their visit. With just a few accommodations around the community within the vicinity of this museum, a small amount of tourist traffic should be anticipated.

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

If you're time spend at the museum has got your stomach stomach growling, there's no need to fret -- there is a wide variety of dining possibilities within traveling distance. Subway Oranjestad, which offers American dishes, offers convenient access to the museum. Also within a short distance, you and your group will encounter restaurants including Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery and Cuba's Cookin where you and your group should try a bite of Caribbean meals and enjoy the culture of Aruba.


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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