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“Surprisingly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canarian Museum

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
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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.
Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a lovely museum, well laid out and very interesting. Don't go here if you don't like to look at skulls! We thought it was fascinating, if a bit spooky.

Visited January 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“What no dates!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Fascinating stuff about the original inhabitants, before the Spanish managed to wipe them out. Apparently they were blond and blue eyed. Those Norsermen got everywhere! Only problem was the complete lack of dates on any of the exshibits

Visited January 2013
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“A Bit of Canarian History.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The first plus is that this place is free.
Very interesting displays, easy to walk around, not to crowded.
Not easy to find as it is in a back street behind the Cathedral.

Visited December 2012
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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“OLD CANARIANS WAY OF LIVING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you are interested in anthropology, or other peoples ancient culture, you will find here a nice collection of the main anthropological sites of the island, beautifully displaid. A short but interesting visit. If you intend to visit the Cueva Pintada site, go before you visit the Canarian Museum and you will understand it much better. Children from 9 will enjoy both visits, as there are mummies and skeletons...

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“Like being in a cave with the Ancestors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is one of the best places I have ever visited - if you are into archaeology then you will absolutely love it! The room with stacks upon stacks of skulls is just breathtaking - like being in a cave with the ancestors! The sheer skill of the textile section - I cannot believe they managed to stitch like that with bone needles - I am in awe of their technological skills - as a seamstress myself. The mummies are fascinating - layer upon layer of thin leather sarcophogi - brilliant.

The history of the Guanche peoples is extremely interesting and the addition of the reception staff asking your nationality when you enter and then giving you a free leaflet with translations for the displays is a great service!

The museum shop is beautiful - housed in what appears to be an old library - my friend Mr Pratchett would love that!

Well worth searching out and the surrounding old town is also beautiful!

Visited May 2012
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