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Address: C/Fuente Morales s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Phone Number: 922 53 58 16
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Description: The Museum of Nature and Man has organised a modern museum exhibition...
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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Museo de la Naturaleza y elHombre

This is one of the most interesting Museums we have ever visited, it is very large and takes a long while to walk around as it is on a couple of floors, it gives a lot of history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Alicante, Spain
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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is one of the most interesting Museums we have ever visited, it is very large and takes a long while to walk around as it is on a couple of floors, it gives a lot of history about Tenerife and very interesting also for children as well as adults

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What could easily be a five star is only four, its a little disappointing to find there are no Engliah displats in the museum. Even so, its an incredible little place that shows the diversity of Tennerife and how it came to be.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place has immense potential but not displaying text in English is a let-down. Otherwise, very nicely arranged galleries with some very interesting facts about the geography of the Canary Islands, La Palma and Lanzarote. They also have laptops and iPads to browse which I found impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I happened on the museum while wandering downtown near the marina. The museum is modern and well organized. The museum is focused on the creation of the Canary Islands, the native flora and fauna, the indigenous peoples, and the major naturalists who contributed significantly to the findings. The collection of native birds is fabulous, and there is a nice gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent museum that allows you to understand the origins of Tenerife and its population. Impressive evidences of the nature and the culture of this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went to Santa Cruz on a cloudy day, and decided to try out this museum. It was very disappointing. The displays had all explanations in Spanish with no other languages-not very tourist friendly. I found this museum a waste of time and money.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We travelled to Santa Cruz on a rainy day from Puerto de la Cruz. The weather was nicer and we decided to try the museum. Although not a patch on our very own natural history museum for the small entry fee it was very good. The ground floor display of how the islands came about being the best bit as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very interesting but too much for one visit. If you go on Saturday between 4 and 8 pm it's free so you can get an idea if you want to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I had planned on visiting this museum. I wanted to learn more about the Guanches culture. I spent 4 hours in the Museum and took lots of pictures. I enjoyed it very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We arrived at the museum at 3.45pm prepared to pay the modest entry fee, but the person on the door told us that the museum was free after 4pm, so we hung around for a few minutes. The signage is mainly in Spanish, but we managed to get the gist of what was going on anyway. The exhibitions are very... More 

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Additional Information about 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
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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