We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting museum

A nice museum to visit in the old part of Las Palmas. Good exhibitions in a nice surroundings. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Magnar J
Stavanger, Norway
Interesting and disturbing.

I am sure glad I came and learned about the islands before the colonization. I wish they included... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barcelona, Spain
Read all 333 reviews
All photos (200)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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.
Calle Doctor Verneau 2, 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 33 68 00
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
from US$ 34.71
More Info
from US$ 23.14
More Info
from US$ 45.13
More Info
from US$ 17.94
More Info
Reviews (333)
Filter reviews
100 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews canary islands audio guide original inhabitants spanish colonization early history pre history mummified bodies human remains gran canaria souvenir shop two floors interesting visit on display entrance fee las palmas archaeology skeleton
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 100 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

A nice museum to visit in the old part of Las Palmas. Good exhibitions in a nice surroundings. A good alternative to all day sunbathing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Magnar J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure glad I came and learned about the islands before the colonization. I wish they included some modern findings about the population using the DNA technology. It seems like they stopped investigating in the 50's. Somewhat old fashioned. But what bothered me the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hansp54
Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is a great introduction to the pre-Hispanic culture of the Canary Islands. The exhibits are well presented and there is an audio guide in English. Also a nice shop but not much on archaeology in English which is a shame. Just a warning -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 522Susie
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visted with toddlers and it was nice. Not special but we were suprized and it is worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatjusaGabr
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Canarian Museum is designed to present prehispanic archeology of the strange guanche people exterminated by the Spaniards. Impressive collections of skulls, skeletons and mummies impressed me. Today, however, the Spaniards show a late respect for this people and carefully study the remaining traces. One...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The most expensive museum to visit and the most dated in presentation, despite an audio guide. Not one attempt to carbon date the bone, leather and wooden artefacts, nor the ceramics. The main lure of the place is the collection of skulls and skeletons from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AlexandraKP
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I am an avid museum visitor but for the 10 euros each there was little to capture my interest. However, if you are interested in the archaeology of Gran Canaria then this would be a place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I had heard bits about the native history of Gran Canaria on a tour which made me want to learn more, it was most definitely fascinating, small but perfectly formed. We did need an audio guide as the displays were in Spanish, but the sheer...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Really enjoyed this museum as had a wide range of things to see and as with most of the museums the narrative was also written in English. As you can see by the picture has a large collection of skulls but you need to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mary N
Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's a small and cute museum. Well organised, explanations are clear and simple. As I said, it's really small, so if you're a fan of big, enormous museums... I guess you'll go out sad and still hungry of culture. But anyway, I warmly suggest to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Anna C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 414 nearby hotels
Hotel Parque
557 reviews
1.09 km away
AC Hotel Iberia Las Palmas
622 reviews
1.41 km away
Los Canaritos Guesthouse
1 review
1.42 km away
La Palma Romantica Hotel Las Palmas
8 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,765 nearby restaurants
O Soleil
217 reviews
.09 km away
La Vegueta de Colon
87 reviews
.19 km away
Sushi Bar Kome Kome
52 reviews
.23 km away
La Taberna de El Monje
92 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,160 nearby attractions
Caldera de Bandama
963 reviews
.10 km away
Casa de Colon
1,596 reviews
.21 km away
Plaza de Santa Ana
377 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
josefina d
25 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from rldra | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We visited the museum after 17:00 and it was free.