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

Consider staying in downtown Oranjestad if you plan on visiting National Archaeological Museum Aruba, as visitors to this part of Aruba will be excited to have convenient access to the museum during their time there. With just a small number of hotels around the neighborhood around National Archaeological Museum Aruba, only a little foot movement can be anticipated.

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. (1.6 km) N
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (0.8 km) SE
Aruba Harmony Apartments Hotel 1.0 mi. (1.8 km) NE
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club Hotel 1.0 mi. (0.9 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious guests may likely be taken in by the area because of the ample availability of outdoor options. Museum visitors who would also like to work on their golf game will surely enjoy heading over to nearby The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course. Long moments can also be spent at Surfside Beach, the nearest beach. Even though the options above are the closest, you'll still have access to a good selection of equally enjoyable beach and golf options. You will find additional interesting places out of the sun within a reasonable distance. There are a couple of nearby attractions -Museo Historico Arubano and Fort Zoutman- both of which are found within just a couple miles of the museum.


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.


Arrive at this landmark prepared to pay for the price of admission, which your group can learn by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

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

Location: Schelpstraat 42, downtown Oranjestad, Aruba


Email: info@namaruba


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