National Archaeological Museum Aruba

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Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is both museum and research institution whose purpose is to educate locals and tourists alike about Aruba's colorful history and preserve that knowledge through the generations.

What to Expect

Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.

This archaeological museum occupies historical buildings that were once owned by a prominent local family.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit National Archaeological Museum Aruba may choose to book their trip in downtown Oranjestad, since guests staying in this part of Aruba will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Tourists will find a small collection of hotels based in the area around National Archaeological Museum Aruba.

Hotels near National Archaeological Museum Aruba
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Resort 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) S
Wonders Aruba Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.4 km) N
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (1.8 km) SE
Aruba Harmony Apartments Hotel 1.0 mi. (1.3 km) NE
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club Hotel 1.0 mi. (2.0 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the museum, don't worry -- you'll discover a great concentration of dining possibilities near this attraction. Kowloon, which serves up Asian food, is also the closest restaurant to the museum. Also within reach, you will encounter restaurants including Taj-Mahal Restaurant and Pannekoekhuis where you and your group might try out Aruban food and enjoy the Aruba scene.


Operating Hours

Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and weekends 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


If you need to know the price of admission, dial up National Archaeological Museum Aruba beforehand to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (297) 582-8879
FAX: (297) 583-8267


Email: info@namaruba

Location: Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba


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