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We decided to take a bus down to San Nicholas to see what the "other" end of the island had to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oranjestad, Aruba
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We rented a car to visit this part of the island and stopped here and much to our surprise it was a... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Cathy M
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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The Museum of Industry is situated in the Water Tower in San Nicolas and narrates Aruba's industrial history which began in the 19th century.
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Bernardstraat 164, San Nicolas, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a bus down to San Nicholas to see what the "other" end of the island had to offer. A local gentleman directed us to the Museum of Industry (5 minute walk from bus station). We spent part of an afternoon being...More

1  Thank kathie659
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We rented a car to visit this part of the island and stopped here and much to our surprise it was a great experience. The history and insight to the past and present economy of the island was wonderful and insightful along with the local...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed March 24, 2018

This was a very interesting museum which covers the history of Aruba through the lens of the 5 major industries that drove its growth over the years. The exhibits and new and very well laid out. We were lucky to be the only ones in...More

1  Thank Matt B
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Went up to San Nicholas for the National Flag Day festivities. Had seen the tower before but didn't know you could go up. Downstairs is a bit of history of industry on the island; gold, aloe, phosphate, oil and tourism. Some neat old pictures of...More

2  Thank Stu C
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

As a Scout leader we had a fieldtrip at the Museum. The children ages 4 to 8 had a great time heating about the history of the Industries in Aruba. The guide was very informative and the children understood her stories. Not a big place,...More

2  Thank Marcia D
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Located in the recently restored art deco water tower, this small museum tells the story of the various industries of Aruba. I found the displays interesting. On the second floor, there is a six screen audio visual presentation by a variety of local people who...More

3  Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this as we were driving around the island. Not large, but well curated. Gives a great history of the island from an economic and industrial aspect. It is in the old water tower and government building in that area, which has...More

4  Thank Peggy B
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This museum documents the history of major types of industry on the island. Although the museum is small, it is very well presented and even includes a video portion that has interviews with aging Arubans who have been involved in industry. The museum itself is...More

4  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The museum is small, but very well curated. It gave a great view about the industrial / economic development of Aruba during the 19th and 20th century. I highly recommend visiting the museum

3  Thank Johanna S
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

This is the best museum on the Island. The area of San Nicolas is growing and this building is super neat as it is also a historical water tower. While your in this area just around the corner is Cochesa a gallery of work of...More

3  Thank GoneTraveling0522
Management response:Responded January 9, 2017

Dear GoneTravelling0522, Thank you very much for your visit to our museum. We look forward to seeing you back on the island very soon. Greetings from the Museum of Industry Team

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