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Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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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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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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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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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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