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Canarian Museum

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Address: Dr. Verneau, 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 928 336800
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Learn about the indigenous inhabitants of the Canaries through the...

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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There's more to Gran Canaria than the resorts...

There's more to Gran Canaria than the resorts...and you'll find out about the ancient inhabitants here and even meet some - albeit dead for hundreds of years and mummified. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Croydon, United Kingdom

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

There's more to Gran Canaria than the resorts...and you'll find out about the ancient inhabitants here and even meet some - albeit dead for hundreds of years and mummified. The museum explains all about the cave dwelling aborigines who were eventually conquered by the Spanish.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is one of those Museums you either like or hate. It is about Grand Canarias earlier settlers, mainly from Africa. Archaeology at its best. Well laid out and easy to understand. Their ancient burial rights are shown throughout the museum. The hall of skulls is macabre, yet fascinating. Not suitable for children under six. Peter M.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Part of our tour of the old town we were taken here. A lovely old building with a lot to see. Two floors of artefacts from years ago, of the history of the Canaries. Gruesome skeletons and hundred of skulls not all intact, plus tools and weapons. Luckily we had a guide with us, as all the descriptions of everything... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is an excellent place to help to understand the early history and traditions of the Canary Islands. The artefacts are well displayed and explained, although some Spanish is helpful to gain the most from your visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Dr. Chil founded this museum. You can learn the life of the original people, who was living here before the spanish arrived. Ceramics, textiles as origial pieces are exhibited as well.

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Thank 545medva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Out of date exhibits and a super serious atmosphere spoil a lovely place which is dusty and outmoded

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's a lovely little museum that houses artefacts showing the history of the Canary Islands. Definitely worth a visit. The hall of skulls is part of a room where they show how the Canarians used to bury their dead. 2-minute walk from Catedral Santa Ana. If you're a student in the EU, you get a discount so bring along the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum's emphasis is on the acient inhabitants of the Canaries and includes some famed mummies. To my taste, it had rather more human remains, particularly skulls, than I wanted to see but it was an interesting insight into the prehistory of the islands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The museum is not very large but is worth a visit. It's contents include 1) an art gallery, 2) a museum of old household and farm implements, 3) a good, small museum of animals/birds/fishes. It is housed in an old monastery with two lovely arcaded quadrangles.

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

To repeat the heading: this is a nice museum, but quite small. Basically, the whole museum is located in a two-story townhouse. That being said, they have crammed a lot of stuff in the space that is available and the exhibits offer an interesting look at pre-Hispanic Canarian life through the artifacts left behind and the mummies and skulls, while... More 

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