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National Archaeological Museum Aruba

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Address: Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 582 8979
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Small museum traces the history and development of the island of Aruba...
Small museum traces the history and development of the island of Aruba through a collection of interesting artifacts featuring a skeleton thousands of years old.
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Interesting finding out how the Arowac indians came to Aruba and their life style And the influence of the colonialism on our island

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting finding out how the Arowac indians came to Aruba and their life style And the influence of the colonialism on our island

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After traveling to Aruba several times over the past 15 years, I never knew any of the history. (Shame on me.) This museum was very informative about the island's history. We spent about 90 minutes in the museum which had great exhibits and informative videos about the island's past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fascinating and brilliantly devised museum. Off the beaten track and perhaps not a normal tourist attraction, however a very interesting history of the island, from the earliest settlers from South America, through to the Spanish arrival and destruction of the ancient civilisations.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We like seeing history. Was very interesting place showing pottery and items from the past. A little small but looked like they were expanding a very nice place to get out of the heat and roam around.

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Bayside, New York
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Please be sure to take time to visit this museum - it was wonderful! After we finished our museum visit, we strolled down one of the streets and before we knew it, we were lost! A big shout out and thanks to Shirley and her son, Nathan, our Aruban rescuers! In true Aruba fashion, they not only helped us find... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The museum is free; they would not accept a donation. Very interesting exhibits about the history of the island; very well presented. I would allow about an hour for your visit.

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Little River, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum was free and it explains a lot about the islands history and it is very well done. You could spend a hour or so learning about the island well worth a look if you happen to be downtown shopping and need a break from the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This free attraction often looks like it is closed. But try the door and if it opens you will be treated to a real history of Aruba as told through artifacts and interactive exhibits. We thoroughly enjoyed our hour long visit and learned a lot about the original people of Aruba. Very tasteful, very precise, and very fun. Highly recommended... More 

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East Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After being in Aruba for several days and not finding out much about the history of Aruba, we found this place. It was great! So glad we went! It's fairly small, doesn't take long to get through, but has great information about Aruba. Totally worth the time spent.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The museum is in the center of Oranjestaad and the first stop on the scenic trolley. The building has been extensively reburished to house this exhibit that is the work of a talented mutli-national team. The musuem opened in 2009 and is a point of pride for the island showing its history and place in the world. The exhibit halls... More 

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Additional Information about National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Address: Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297 582 8979
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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