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Museo Arubano

Aoutman St., Oranjestad, Aruba
8-26099
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The featured photo for this location is actually at Fort Zoutman.

Just want to clarify: Museo Arubano is a different museum than the history museum at Fort Zoutman... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Lisa D
Decent museum but small

We happened to be in the area as we were looking for the Archaeological Museum of Aruba (which was... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2017
RCBoyle
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Museum located in the 18th-century Fort Zoutman, one of the oldest buildings on Aruba, that tells the story of the island's pre-European and colonial eras.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Aoutman St., Oranjestad, Aruba
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8-26099
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Just want to clarify: Museo Arubano is a different museum than the history museum at Fort Zoutman. Any of the photos that feature an old wall with small windows are actually picturing Fort Zoutman. We didn't get to visit Museo Arubano, but I wanted to...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed February 17, 2017

We happened to be in the area as we were looking for the Archaeological Museum of Aruba (which was closed on this particular day). So we visiting the Museo Arubano. Alot of items on display such as Panama hats which were made in Aruba. Other...More

Thank RCBoyle
Reviewed June 6, 2016

this is not the museum in Fort Zoutman. After we had gone there the curator suggested we go to this museum. Very difficult to find. And again what they had was good but it is quite small.

Thank Nick D
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

This museum is small and charges $5 for entry. The entire display while I was there was about weaving. The first room had some cool historical artifacts, but the second room had mostly tourist stuff in displays. I understand that they change put the displays...More

Thank Becca H
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Fabulous little museum that has lots of local information and is easy to.get to and not expensive to enter.

Thank laly55
Reviewed April 25, 2015

After getting some questionable directions, we found the museum. The air conditioning was nice after walking around town and we paid our $5pp and entered the museum. It was cool that this was an old fort that once faced the water. The exhibits were pretty...More

2  Thank Jami L
Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nestled in the interior courtyard of Fort Zoutman, the Aruba Historical Museum was one of the highlights of my week long stay on the island. If memory serves me correct I believe admission here is free. After checking in at the front desk I was...More

5  Thank midway42
Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is not much in this museum, but the guides (a $5 donation is requested) are excellent. Though the artifacts are few, if you get a good guide as my husband and I did, we learned more about Aruban history and culture in 40 minutes...More

3  Thank WindWolfess
Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, I must admit that I am an Archaeozoologist so this was a must visit. I was quite impressed with the quality of exhibits and the gardens were lovely. I had hoped for more educational labeling for many items on display but being such a...More

5  Thank CavesAndStars
Reviewed April 24, 2014

What a pleasant break this nice museum is from the the shopping and heat! This restored historical building gives a nice history of the island and its people. While some of this displays are static, others are interactive. The museum is cool, clean, and quiet....More

Thank SirFrances_MmeKen
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