Museo Historico Militar de Canarias

Museo Historico Militar de Canarias

Museo Historico Militar de Canarias
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The museum is placed where the central building of the old Almeyda fort was, the artillery placement with more pieces of all the ones built on the islands, it had more than 40 cannons at its peak. Currently, this historic site has free parking, cafeteria and a terrace with vistas to the Port plus all the added extra services. Also there is an Historic Archive and a Military Library open for the public from Monday to Friday mornings. In its halls more than three thousand pieces are displayed, which allow to make a route through Santa Cruz’s and the Canary Islands history as part of the history o Spain. Within its 25 halls a variety of flags, weapons, uniforms, paintings, decorations, scale models, dioramas, maps and cannons are exposed.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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CalNorfolk
Norfolk, England42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent a very pleasant hour or so wandering around this unassuming museum. Some fascinating items and displays and an unexpected large collection for a small island. It even has an Enigma machine! The cafe didn’t appear to be open so we couldn’t see the views from the terrace. Would definitely recommend especially as it’s free!
Written March 4, 2024
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Optimist49
Woking, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a very fine museum. As well as the military history of the Canary Islands and the Spanish armed forces generally, it shows a great deal of social history.
There's plenty of weaponry (all the way up to tanks and artillery), uniforms and detailed models of ships. There are detailed and automated dioramas of two of the major invasions of Teneriffe. Most of the information is in Spanish and English.
Written February 24, 2024
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Reisiger1223
Leonberg, Germany537 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This museum has a great collection, but seems a bit disjointed for English speakers. To be fair, there is an audio guide accessible via smartphones, but in-depth info is lacking. While many signs are in English, some are not, which is a bit frustrating. All that being said, it is a great museum that has some wonderful displays, with a particular focus on the failed 1797 British attack on Santa Cruz de Tenerife (led by then-Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson - during which he lost part of his right arm), and includes two captured British flags from the event. There are also displays on the civil war and wars in Africa as well as external displays with artillery and other equipment. Definitely worth a visit!
Written January 14, 2024
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MajaMajra
Ljubljana, Slovenia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I visited the military museum recently, and it was an immersive experience. The extensive collection showcased a variety of items, from weapons to original flags, providing a tangible connection to the past. The narrative of the war on the map, complemented by lights pinpointing significant locations and ships , added a captivating layer to the visit. Overall, a must-visit for history enthusiasts
There is a parking inside and the visit is free of charge, but please donate!
Written December 22, 2023
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Arch
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum well worth a visit, many exhibits, café on site, staff very welcoming and knowledgeable
Written November 1, 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Located on the outskirts of the city, but easy to reach (bus 920 leaves you 50m from the museum). Housed in an old fort, built in 1884. Not very big, arranged on two floors of the main building and in a few other rooms in an adjacent building. You can see weapons starting with the old ones and up to the modern ones, old flags, uniforms, military decorations, models of old warships, different types of ammunition. There are several military vehicles in the inner courtyard, including two tanks and two helicopters.
An interesting museum, with free entry. You need 60-90 minutes to visit it.
There is also a small cafe with a pretty nice view.
Written July 12, 2023
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johnmurphyDublin
dublin114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
First points of convenience. Museum has own free car park and no charge for admittance and a nice restaurant looking over the harbour.
i had not heard of this Museum before but it is well worth visiting. We spend two hours going around. It covers a lot including the Americas and the link between Canary Islands and North and South America. It covers extensively the British under Nelson arriving in Tenerife in 1797. Also some items from Irish Wild Geese and General O Donnell. The museum has a large range of various guns on display, It also has tanks various military vehicles all forms of anti tank weapons etc. Any one interested in Military history this is a must.
The museum is located in the old fort and is very picturese.
Ate in the restaurant. Short menu but good quality food.
Found the staff very friendly.
Written March 18, 2023
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kenny10564
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Wow what a museum.
This is the best military museum that I've visited in all my travels.
This place is a must if you are into military.
So much to see.
Take your time.
And best of all it's FREE.
Written March 15, 2023
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cwood60
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Visted 5 years ago but wanted to visit again. Very well presented. Interesting items. A lot of written descriptions in English. More are being added
We only visited the inside (1 1/2 hrs) as had a bus to catch. Lots more to see outside and a cafe but we didn’t have time
Written February 7, 2023
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PeterB472013
Portsmouth, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Free Admission very interesting Plenty of things to see inside and outside well worth a visit Not far from the port easily walk to
Written December 2, 2022
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