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“Very good museum and an even better restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
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City Sightseeing Santa Cruz de Tenerife Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Owner description: 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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“Very good museum and an even better restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

This is mostly natural history with some archeology and anthropolgy thrown in. Some English with the videos and some displays.The part on volcanoes was particulary good. Make sure to eat in the stylish restaurant - very gaudiesque decor and interesting and unusual tapas (first Japoburger I've had)

Visited January 2012
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“All in Spanish!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2011

Don't go to this museum if you don't speak Spanish! While I'm sure it's interesting I couldn't understand a thing.... Quite disappointing!

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“Peaceful museum with lots of interesting exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

I've visited the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre several times, most recently with two children aged 11 and 12. There are many interesting exhibits about the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands (Guanches), including how they made their clothing, cooking implements and tools.

If you are not squeamish, you can also have a look at a Guanche "mummy". Unlike their Egyptian counterparts, Guanche mummies were wrapped in goat skin and were dried in the hot Tenerife sun. The mummy on display dates from about 1400.

Also in the museum are some spectacular rocks and minerals, and good explanations of volcanoes and the volcanic activity of the Canary Islands. There is a lovely interior courtyard which is cool at any time of the day.

If you are looking for computerised interactive exhibits then this isn't the place for you, but if you would like to learn more about the history of the Canaries in a peaceful atmosphere, then I would recommend this museum.

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