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Canarian Museum

Address: Dr. Verneau, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 928 336800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the informative and absorbing...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Paris, France
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Mummies and skulls, what more could you want. This is a very enjoyable museum. As others have said most is in Spanish but with a translation app it's very easy to understand. We both found it enjoyable and good value.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was interesting to find out the history of the island however everything was in spanish! we did recieve a leaflet upon arrival in english explaining briefly what was in each room but the artifacts themselves were all in spanish, it would have been more beneficial to visitors to have bilingual descriptions.

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