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 visitors to this region of Aruba will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. With only a few accommodations in the community surrounding this museum, relatively little tourist traffic can be predicted.

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

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of National Archaeological Museum Aruba. The most nearby restaurant is Kowloon, which sells Asian food. Taj-Mahal Restaurant and Pannekoekhuis are some of the other refreshment choices nearby. At Pannekoekhuis you and your companions might try a bite of Aruban food and experience the culture of Aruba.


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.


To find out how much the museum charges, call National Archaeological Museum Aruba ahead of time to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

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

Location: Schelpstraat 42, downtown Oranjestad, Aruba


Email: info@namaruba


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