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Canarian Museum

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Address: Dr. Verneau, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 928 336800
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Description: Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the...
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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Dr. Chil founded this museum. You can learn the life of the original people, who was living here before the spanish arrived. Ceramics, textiles as origial pieces are exhibited as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Dr. Chil founded this museum. You can learn the life of the original people, who was living here before the spanish arrived. Ceramics, textiles as origial pieces are exhibited as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Out of date exhibits and a super serious atmosphere spoil a lovely place which is dusty and outmoded

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's a lovely little museum that houses artefacts showing the history of the Canary Islands. Definitely worth a visit. The hall of skulls is part of a room where they show how the Canarians used to bury their dead. 2-minute walk from Catedral Santa Ana. If you're a student in the EU, you get a discount so bring along the... More 

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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum's emphasis is on the acient inhabitants of the Canaries and includes some famed mummies. To my taste, it had rather more human remains, particularly skulls, than I wanted to see but it was an interesting insight into the prehistory of the islands.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The museum is not very large but is worth a visit. It's contents include 1) an art gallery, 2) a museum of old household and farm implements, 3) a good, small museum of animals/birds/fishes. It is housed in an old monastery with two lovely arcaded quadrangles.

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

To repeat the heading: this is a nice museum, but quite small. Basically, the whole museum is located in a two-story townhouse. That being said, they have crammed a lot of stuff in the space that is available and the exhibits offer an interesting look at pre-Hispanic Canarian life through the artifacts left behind and the mummies and skulls, while... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you wondered what happened to the aboriginal people of Gran Canaria . ? They were wiped out in the15th c. So this is the nearest we can get to swing who they where and how they functioned as a society for 2.5 millennia. Best most horrific part of museum. The rooms of mummies and the cases of skulls. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a lovely museum, quiet and well organised. It takes you through the history of the island with good displays including models of the cave dwelling inhabitants. Interesting to see the skulls of original mediterranean and african settlers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a good time around la Vegeta before finding the museum and it was all good experience. Museum is not big but very informative about local settlers and give a good idea of how first inhabitants were living.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

it was not very big but very folcloric,the lady in the shop is someone who likes her country and her job

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