Museums in Gran Canaria

Salinas de Tenefé Salinas de Tenefé
The Salinas de Tenefé and its attached interpretive centre offers the visitor the chance to learn about saltpans and historic uses of salt.
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Museo de La Zafra Museo de La Zafra
The Museo de La Zafra offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the traditional agricultural way of life in the area.
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Casa de Colón
Casa de Colón (Columbus' House) commemorates the Canary Island's role in the discovery of America and it's role in transatlantic trade. The building itself is a wonderful example of Canarian Architecture and is more than 500 years old. Contrary to some Holiday Brochures, it is not certain that Columbus stayed in this house during his voyage of discovery, although it is likely that they carried out repairs to the Pinta in Las Palmas.

Address
Calle Colón, 1 (Vegueta)
35001 Las Palmas

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1900
Saturday and Sunday: 0900 - 1500

Casa Museo Pérez Galdós
This museum is the former house of the 19th Century Gran Canaria writer Benito Pérez Galdós and houses many of his furniture and possessions.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed Mondays and on the 1st and 6th of January, 24th, 25th and 31st of December, Tuesday of Carnival and the 1st of May.

Address
Calle Cano, 2 y 6
35002 Las Palmas

Casa Museo Tomás Morales
This museum was the birthplace of the Spanish Poet of the same name and houses an important collection of his former possessions.

Address
Plaza Tomás Morales
35420 Moya

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 0900 - 2000
Saturdays: 1000 - 2000
Sunday and Fiestas: 1000 - 1400

Casa Museo León y Castillo
This museum bears the surname of a 19th century family that were prominent Canarian Public Figures. The Museum contains a collection of 16th - 19th Century Painting and Antiques.

Address
Calle León y Castillo, 43-45
35200 Telde

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 0800 - 2000
Saturdays, Sunday and Fiestas: 1000 - 1300

Museo Canario
This museum chronicles the Aboriginal Guanche population of the Gran Canaria and houses a very important collection which includes the mummified remains of Guanches as well as relics such as Pottery and Stone Tools.

Address
Dr. Verneau, 2. (Vegueta)
35001 Las Palmas
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 1000 - 2000
Saturdays, Sunday and Fiestas: 1000 - 1400

Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
This Museum, who's motto is "Forbidden not to touch", houses a series of interactive science exhibits.

Address
Parque de Santa Catalina
35007 Las Palmas

Opening Hours
Summer Schedule
Tuesday to Sunday: 1100 - 2100

Winter Schedule
Tuesday to Sunday: 1000 - 2000

Museo Néstor
This museum houses the works of Néstor, who was one Spain's most important Symbolist Painters.

Address
Pueblo Canario-Parque Doramas
Las Palmas
Opening Hours Tuesday to Saturday: 1000 - 2000
Sundays and Fiestas: 1030 - 1430

Museo y Parque Arqueológico Cueva Pintada
This Museum and interpretive centre is attached to the Cueva Pintada (Painted Cave) archaeological site. Besides the Cave Paintings themselves, the museum also houses much of the Guanche artefacts that have been excavated from the site.

Address
Calle Audiencia, 2
Gáldar
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 0930 - 2000 (Doors close at 1830)
Sunday: 1100 - 2000 (Doors close at 1830)

Museums in Gran Canaria