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Shot of the outside of the Archeological Museum


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

Aruba's storied 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 favorite Caribbean island, we recommend you visit the museums in Aruba. Each Aruba museum captures a different part of our history and teaches a different lesson for the future. Visit them all!

Go Back in Time

Archaeological Museum in Aruba

In the Fontein cave situated in the Arikok National Park and at the Ayo Rock Formation you can see the Arawak drawings and carvings.


More About Art & Culture

Artist Trudy Lampe showcasing her art workshop

Art Schools

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

Local artist and photographer

Local Artist

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

Art display at the Cosecha art gallery in Oranjestad.

Art Galleries

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

Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Art and culture in Aruba, a Caribbean gem

Aruba is not just a tropical paradise. It’s a center of Caribbean art and culture.

Music in Aruba and the Caribbean

Get ready to move to the rhythm of the Caribbean and Aruba!

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 downtown Oranjestad, 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 artifacts 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 in 1840 on Aruba, and tells the story how Aruba Aloe Balm became the world’s leading producer and exporter of aloe.

Downtown Oranjestad’s Fort Zoutman is another great stop, with it’s recognizable 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 industry museum narrates the island’s industrial history dating back to the 19th century.

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