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Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

Address: C/Fuente Morales s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number: 922 53 58 16
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Nature and Man has organised a modern museum exhibition...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: The Museum of Nature and Man has organised a modern museum exhibition project to present the investigation and conservation work conducted over the decades by the Museum of Natural Science and the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife. The result offers an insight into the natural wealth of the Canary Islands on the one hand, and on the other, it is a chance to discover the largest existing collection on the Guanche culture. The Guanches are the aboriginal people that inhabited Tenerife before the arrival of the first European conquerors.
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N.E. England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Have to say this museum was the highlight of my visit to Santa Cruz. Starting with a complex display of the actual formation of the island of Tenerife(volcanic eruptions), to the fascinating Guanche mummies! True it is a little difficult to make your way around the exhibits because of the lack of English signage, but never the less as a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent, small natural history museum located near the big market. You can see both in a single morning. The museum is nicely designed, with informative plaques that are easily understandable even if you don't speak Spanish. An absolute must see place if you're interested in how the islands were formed, what animal species are native and which have been introduced,... More 

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Tenerife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The building is a traditional Canarian building with a completely renovated 21st century interior. The collections are extensive and ignored by most tourists. Well worth and a wander around to get a good idea of the who the indigenous Guanches were and how they lived.

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Redington Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

i was not impressed with this museum. If you REALLY. REALLY love Natural History, The Get yourself here, but this is not a museum You say, lets spend a little time here, Because you will die of boredom. Only 5euros to get in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mummies will get you...¡ extraordinary museum with plenty of ceramics and mummies of the Guanches, ancients inhabitants of the Canaries

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wainfleet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Highlighting the envolvement of Tenerife and it's people, the fauna, in top class interpretation. Well worth a visit. A very nice restuarant is within the building....

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Dublin
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The mummies were especially interesting, I'd say they are the main attraction of the museum. Lots of kids running around so a different atmosphere to most museums! I wished it had English information written around the place but sure it's in Spain!! So fair enough that it doesn't! 5er in for adults and a good experience over all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The museum building is grand , well laid out with open courtyards and easy to follow displays across a number of floors. Geography , geology , marine biology , ancient history and anthropology are some of the areas covered. Notes in English are to be found in the corner of each room. The item that many want to see are... More 

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit - gorgeous museum, lovely staff and a classy cafe/bar downstairs too. The staff were very helpful and we had a brilliant visit. We had free entry as had a City Sightseeing Bus ticket - also worthwile in Santa Cruz.

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Lohja, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I planned to make a quick tour around the exhibition but I spent there plenty of time. It is true most of the information is in Spanish but there is still much to see and also information leaflets in the exhibition halls and audio guide to use. A bit confusing floor plan, so there were certainly halls I didn´t see.... More 

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