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Museo Historico Militar de Canarias

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Address: Calle San Isidro 2, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
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+34 922 29 85 57
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09:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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something to do on a wim .

ok ok so ex military man thought I go have a look, not on par with our British museum's but never the less very good and enjoyable if you stuck for time and something to do . I... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

ok ok so ex military man thought I go have a look, not on par with our British museum's but never the less very good and enjoyable if you stuck for time and something to do . I enjoyed in the end had a wee talk from one of the staff, did not realism Spanish had a lot to do... More 

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Ventura Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Historico Militar de Canarias, responded to this review

Thank you very much . It has been a pleasure for the museum. More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went round early one afternoon. Had a lovely time wandering around looking at the many exhibits detailing the military history of Santa Cruz and Tenerife. Not all the exhibits have English descriptions but many have. Interesting is the story of Nelson and the people of Santa Cruz. We were in the museum for 90 mins or so. So it's... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I was looking forward to going here because of the artefacts etc from Nelsons attack of Santa Cruz when he lost has arm. However, I was unable to get much out of the many exhibits, as everything was in Spanish. Also, large collection of more recent arms - swords, rifles and machine guns.

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nottingham
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is free which is a bonus. There is no English translation but you can get the gist of things. Interesting display of militaria. Worth a look.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place was recommended to me and I would recommend it to you. It's got much of what you'd expect a military museum to have - exhibitions of weapons etc. - but it's more than that. Some of it is inside an old fortress and it gives a good impression of its size and how difficult it must have been... More 

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Ventura Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Historico Militar de Canarias, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verle pronto por el Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias. Disculpe la tardanza en contestar... More 

Brigg, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Mix of recent and past military history. Based in original fort nexy to port. Interesting exhibition on Nelson and Battle of Santa Cruz. Modern and historic exhibits, indoors and outside. New displays being set up. Friendly military staff on handWorth a few hours plus free parking inside. Will visit again.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

One of highlights. A cool place to visit on a hot day. A thought provoking place with excellent exhibits. Be brave and keep walking down the dark cave like passages, the old gun emplacements, there is someone waiting for you down there!

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2 Thank Martin H
Ventura Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Historico Militar de Canarias, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verle pronto por el Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias. Disculpe la tardanza en contestar... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nik my middle son and I visited the above museum for a great day out. The were some great artefacts and displays ranging from early times to the very modern. To a British person to learn of Nelsons defeat at Santa Cruz was of a real interest and there is a good display of the battle and captured flags and... More 

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Ventura Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Historico Militar de Canarias, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verle pronto por el Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias. Disculpe la tardanza en contestar... More 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A short visit to the Museum in Santa Cruz. Enjoyable and interesting. it wouldn't be for everybody but if you enjoy Military history and the history of Lord Nelson's failed attack on Santa Cruz, it's a great place to go. I really enjoyed it and most of the information is in English as well as Spanish. Items from various centuries... More 

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Ventura Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo Historico Militar de Canarias, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Esperamos verle pronto por el Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias. Disculpe la tardanza en contestar... More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We visited on a very rainy day so didn't get the best from the visit as we didn't wander around the outside areas. We did see the indoor exhibits...lots of guns, armour, model ships etc. There was a very interesting exhibit on Nelson and how he lost his arm at his only defeat at Santa Cruz. A bit more info... More 

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