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Canarian Museum

Dr. Verneau, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
34 928 336800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Museo Canario The Museo Canario is located at Calle Dr. Verneau, 2. The Museo Canario was founded in 1879 as a scientific and cultural institution... more »
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was very interesting to see the exhibitions. You can learn a lot about the history of the Canary Island. All the texts are in Spanish. they should absolutely have them translated. We were not offered a brochure in English but anyway we enjoyed the exhibition.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very good on pre-history, but do not forget the better museum in Galdar, which has even more on the Guanches.

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London
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241 reviews 241 reviews
102 attraction reviews
1,260 helpful votes 1,260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

. I like museums, because I like learning things. I like to read all the labels and gather the information. Yes, I know that I gather it and then lose it, as I can never remember most of it, but I still like the gathering. This museum was disappointing. The information was scarce in any language but Spanish - not... More

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you're interested in the history of the Canary Islands this is the place to check out. The museum is very clean and exhibits are displayed nicely. If English is your first (and only) language be sure to get a brochure from the front desk that explains all the exhibits. Admission was only 4€ and you work through the museum... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Canarian museum is a short walk from the contemporary art gallery. It's in a lovely part of Las Palmas which is very picturesque. The entrance fee was a reasonable €4 and all of the displays were all signed in the major European languages. It makes the most of the space available though the display of skulls and mummified bodies... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Snuggled within the cosmopolitan city of Las Palmas on Dr. Verneau, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the Canarian Museum. Set in lovely grounds and lots of beautifully displayed pieces . Suited for adults and older children (teenagers) the museum has lots of historical pieces of interest related to the Island. A point of note is the Anthropological... More

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Moscow, Russia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

was very positively surprised by the museum and interesting pieces they collected there. it is located in a beautiful area and an old building which makes the atmosphere. can be interesting for adults, but also teenagers. Anthropological room can be a bit scary for small children.

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Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

All our History is represented there,from the Conquista by the Spaniards to the natives "guanches" til nowdays.

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North Wales, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Interesting displays of artefacts but mostly with Spanish titling. Room with mummies, skeletons and skulls is slightly ghoulish but likely to entrance 9 year old boys!

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