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Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

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Address: Calle Fuente Morales, s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
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+34 922 53 58 16
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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The Museum of Nature and Man has organised a modern museum exhibition...

The Museum of Nature and Man has organised a modern museum exhibition project to present the investigation and conservation work conducted over the decades by the Museum of Natural Science and the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife. The result offers an insight into the natural wealth of the Canary Islands on the one hand, and on the other, it is a chance to discover the largest existing collection on the Guanche culture. The Guanches are the aboriginal people that inhabited Tenerife before the arrival of the first European conquerors.

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Good Museum if you speak Spanish

Wonderful exhibits but would be 100% improved by translations into other languages. My schoolgirl knowledge of the language just wasnt enough.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
CathySWorcester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful exhibits but would be 100% improved by translations into other languages. My schoolgirl knowledge of the language just wasnt enough.

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Thank CathySWorcester
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

No English captions (though why should they, I know), some of the materials and presentation look a bit dated, and there's more representations of the natural history than actual samples. It's not a bad museum, but it was billed in the guidebook as one of the top sights in Santa Cruz, which it is not.

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Thank James K
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faced with some Uk style weather - i.e. rather cold and very wet, we opted to cut short our sightseeing and visit this museum earlier than we had intended. It is very good, very reasonable in cost and apart from the lack of signage in English well on the way to being as good as it could get . Rather... More 

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nottingham
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is very little English signage you can get an audio tour but it is an extra charge. Exhibits are uninspiring stuffed animals and broken pottery. Didn't inspire us at all, go to the military museum it is free and much better

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Thank Anne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting galleries on different subjects . The first floor is very visual . A must the mummies collection

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Thank Dror G
Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This museum is a must if you are visiting Tenerife with the intention of seeing the real Tenerife rather than just the tourist bits. We began our visit with the "Menu of the Day" in the Museum Café which was excellent value. We sat in the splendid open air square inside the museum watching the little birds who seem to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's a beautiful museum, with lots exhibits on history of the formation of each of the Canary Islands! A wonderful explanation (short movie) on volcanos. In addition you can see artifacts, animals and plants from each of the islands, along with the rest of the world. Only drawback is that it is entirely in Spanish and paying 3euros for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The video presentations of the forming of the islands was very good. The rest of the exhibits were a bit static and lacked English translation. Still worth a look.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a museum that has great deal inside it, from natural history to proper history and focuses on the Canary Islands in general. The main problem is that almost all of the exposition is in Spanish and I don't speak much of the language, certainly not enough for this, anyway. It was a little confusing until I discovered the... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Although many laminated flyers in English found it difficult to navigate around. Particularly wanted to see the mummies but they were currently not on show

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