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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, Museums
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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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Edinburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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119 attraction reviews
1,404 helpful votes 1,404 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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