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Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
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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.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Language was no problem for us though we do not speak Spanish (have the very basics though). Some things were translated (in English as well), some were monolingual (Spanish). Rich, interesting, various exhibitions, lots of high quality multimedia, an absolute must for museum lovers, good and entertaining educational tool as well. We visited after having explored Tenerife already, was nice to relate information to our experiences, but the museum does not limit itself to Tenerife, it covers all of the Canary islands - from their origin until now.

The visit took us half a day, we also had lunch there. Restaurant is ok, food is fine, but service very slow, plan enough time for that. You can be seated inside and outside. Outside is a closed yard, so smaller children could stroll around a bit while waiting, should make things easier.

Entrance fee is 5 euros for an "adult tourist", they offer discounts for students, seniors, etc.

3  Thank Rudeneja
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We really loved this museum - the audio visual effects are fantastic and we learnt a great deal about how the islands evolved. We were put off because the guide book said it was only in Spanish but hiring an audio guide in English overcame most of the problem. It is also open on a Monday which Lonely Planet said it wasn't. There was far too much for me - there is only so much I can take in at one sitting - but the top floor has enough to deserve another visit.

1  Thank mordaj1
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

All in Spanish no English. Not enough actual exhibits. Great cafe/restaurant/staff. Good location: near the sea & modern art museum next door.

2  Thank john c
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I was at first not impressed by this display of replica pottery,replica fish and walls of giant photos, with a few tv screens with not very interesting information on them. There are no translations on the exhibitions either, just poor quality info. cards in each room for English and German speakers. There are a few bugs and birds that are real, but not many. But once you reach the top floor you reach the Guanche Mummies, which are pretty amazing! Saving grace for this otherwise dire museum, as they are (in my opinion) fascinating. Go after 4pm on a friday (and poss. saturday I think), and it's free, so well worth a visit but I wouldn't bother going peak time and paying for it!

1  Thank Jay B
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

A really modern and well-laid out museum covering the natural history of Tenerife and the early history of its native inhabitants. However, almost all the exhibits and narratives are only in Spanish and, as English speakers, we felt that we were unable to fully enjoy the experience as a consequence.

1  Thank John P
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