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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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Tromso, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 attraction reviews
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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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60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Norway
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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131 attraction reviews
1,487 helpful votes 1,487 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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