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Museums of Aruba

Explore our fascinating and diverse heritage with a visit to one of Aruba's many museums.

Aruba's chequered past and generations of immigrants from all over the world have contributed to Aruba's lively heritage, much of which is preserved or documented in our many museums.

Whether you’re a history buff or you want to learn a little bit more about your favourite Caribbean island, we recommend you visit the museums in Aruba. Each Aruban museum captures a different part of our history and teaches a different lesson for the future. Visit them all!

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Museums of Aruba

Featured Art & Culture

Arts and Culture in Aruba

Aruba’s culture comes alive in the spirited rhythms, art and dance that fill our streets, homes, galleries and hearts.

Local Aruban Artists

We have a culturally rich, diverse population; the artistic payoff is one of the Caribbean's most vibrant art scenes.

Art Schools on Aruba

Aruba has three dedicated art schools to nourish the creative talents of our local community and students from abroad.

Art Galleries in Aruba

Expand your art collection or simply browse the vibrant Caribbean and local art that colours our cultural landscape.

Caribbean Music on Aruba

Add some harmony to your holiday and immerse yourself in the distinct music of Aruba, the Caribbean and Latin America.


Whether you’re a history buff or you want to learn a little bit more about your favourite Caribbean island, we recommend you visit the museums in Aruba. Each Aruban museum captures a different part of our history and teaches a different lesson for the future. Visit them all!

A perfect way to explore Aruba’s culture and history is by visiting the island’s museums. For instance, the Archaeological Museum in the heart of Oranjestad is located inside a beautifully restored townhouse. This museum preserves Aruba’s Amerindian heritage between 2500 BC and 1880 AD, featuring a vast collection of Indian artefacts and interactive educational technology.

The Aloe Factory and Museum, located in Hato, is also worth a visit. The museum presents the history of the aloe plant since it arrived at Aruba in 1840 and tells the story of how Aruba Aloe Balm became the world’s leading producer and exporter of aloe.

Oranjestad’s Fort Zoutman is another great stop, with it’s recognisable Willem III Tower-entrance. This 1798 landmark houses the Historical Museum, which highlights the history and development of Aruba up to the 1920s.

Housed in San Nicolas’ historic Water Tower, which was recently refurbished by Monument Funds Aruba, this industrial museum narrates the island’s industrial history dating back to the 19th century.