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Canarian Museum

Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 33 68 00
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Old fashioned archaeological museum

The most expensive museum to visit and the most dated in presentation, despite an audio guide. Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlexandraKP
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London, United Kingdom
Esoteric

I am an avid museum visitor but for the 10 euros each there was little to capture my interest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen M
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the informative and absorbing displays at this museum, which contains several mummified remains and over a thousand skulls.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 928 33 68 00
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"ancient history"
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"gran canaria"
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"interesting collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most expensive museum to visit and the most dated in presentation, despite an audio guide. Not one attempt to carbon date the bone, leather and wooden artefacts, nor the ceramics. The main lure of the place is the collection of skulls and skeletons from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an avid museum visitor but for the 10 euros each there was little to capture my interest. However, if you are interested in the archaeology of Gran Canaria then this would be a place to visit.

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard bits about the native history of Gran Canaria on a tour which made me want to learn more, it was most definitely fascinating, small but perfectly formed. We did need an audio guide as the displays were in Spanish, but the sheer...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Really enjoyed this museum as had a wide range of things to see and as with most of the museums the narrative was also written in English. As you can see by the picture has a large collection of skulls but you need to see...More

Thank Mary N
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's a small and cute museum. Well organised, explanations are clear and simple. As I said, it's really small, so if you're a fan of big, enormous museums... I guess you'll go out sad and still hungry of culture. But anyway, I warmly suggest to...More

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice little museum with a small shop. An extra 1€ gives you use of an audio you take around ( deposit required eg ID card ) and gives a general overview of the room content but could have been better if it gave...More

Thank S H
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This museum is more about the archaeologycal discoveries made on the Canary Islands than the historical evolution of the area ! The descriptions are in Spanish and the displays are repetitive ! A huge quantity of skulls ! No elevator to get on the second...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I loved the building - huge old place in Veguerta with a particularly lovely old library which has been left as it was to house the gift shop. The displays were very interesting - but they were all pre-history and there is nothing newer than...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Sign at the desk says you can download free audioguides from QR-codes. Only they don't have the techology for it yet, the cashier explained when I asked... so I'd suggest to invest that extra Euro for the audio guide if you don't read Spanish. The...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The museum is in a fine old house, and is very well presented. There collections are all about the pre-European people who lived in the Canaries from about 300 BC until the Spanish conquest in the late 1480s. There is a famous room of mummified...More

Thank Cromagnon53
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josefina d
25 February 2016|
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Response from rldra | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited the museum after 17:00 and it was free.
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