Teneriffa Museen
Museums in Tenerife

It doesn't have to be a rainy day to visit one of the many interesting museums on Tenerife - especially since Tenerife is a rare sight when it rains anyway. If you would like to learn more about the island, its history and culture during your holiday in Tenerife, a visit to one of the many museums in the resort is a must.

Before we introduce you to three of Tenerife's most beautiful museums in detail, we will give you a complete overview of popular museums on Tenerife, sorted by theme:

 

History, science and ethnology

Museo de Historia de Tenerife – Museum of History in La Laguna

Adress:

Calle San Agustín, 22, 38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Monday and Sunday 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Entrance fee:

3,00 € per person

 

Museo de la Ciena y el Cosmos - Museum of science and cosmos in La Laguna

Adress:

Av. de los Menceyes, 70, 38205 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 08:00 pm
Sunday, Monday and Friday: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 January
Carnival opening hours: closed on Monday and Tuesday of carnival
Admission to the museum up to 30 minutes before closing time

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person

 

Museo de Historia y Antropologia - Museum of History and Anthropology in La Laguna

Adress:

Calle San Agustín, 22, 38201 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday: 9: am to 08:00 pm
Sunday, Monday and public holidays: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 January
Carnival opening hours: closed on Monday and Tuesday of carnival
Admission to the museum up to 30 minutes before closing time

Entrance fee:

 5,00 € per person

 

Museo Arqueologico – Archaeological Museum in Puerto de La Cruz

Adress: 

Calle Fuente Morales, s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 08:00 pm
Sunday, Monday and public holidays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 January
Carnival opening hours: closed on the first Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of Carnival. The museum also opens at 11:00 am on Piñata Sunday.
Access to the museum up to 30 minutes before closing

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person

 

Casa de Carta – Anthropological and ethnological museum in Valle Guerra

Adress:

Cmo el Vino, 44, 38270 Valle Guerra, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 January
Carnival opening hours: closed on the first Monday and Tuesday of Carnival
Access to the museum up to 30 minutes before closing

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person 

 

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre - Museum of Nature and Humans in Santa Cruz

Adress:

Calle Fuente Morales, s/n, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 08:00 pm
Sunday, Monday and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December; 1 and 6 January
Carnival opening hours: closed on the first Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of Carnival. The museum also opens at 11:00 am on Piñata Sunday.
Access to the museum up to 30 minutes before closing

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person

 

Museo y Parque Etnográfico Pinolere – Museum village in Santa Cruz

Adress:

Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Monday closed
Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person 

Centro de Interpretacíon de la Agrodiversidad – Agricultural Museum in El Sauzal

Adress:

Calle San Simón, 49, 38360 El Sauzal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours:

Monday closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am bis 08:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 06:00 pm 

Entrance fee:

free

 

Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias – Regional Military Museum of the Canary Islands in Santa Cruz

Adress:

Calle San Isidro, 2, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Monday closed
Friday 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person 

 

Castillo de San Cristóbal - important fortress of Tenerife with centre of interpretation in San Cristóbal 

Adress:

s/n Plaza de España, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Opening hours: 

Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:45 pm
Sonntag geschlossen

Entrance fee:

5,00 € per person

 

Arts and culture

 

  • Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) – Art and Cultural Centre with Island Library in Santa Cruz
  • Museo de Bellas Artes – Municipal Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Cruz
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Eduardo Westerdahl – Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto de la Cruz

 


 

 

Traditional arts and crafts

 

  • MAIT – Museum of Ibero-American arts and Crafts in Santa Cruz
  • Casa Tafuriaste – Museum of Ceramics in La Orotava
  • La Casa de los Balcones – Embroidery school in La Orotava
  • Museo de Alfombras – Museum of lava sand and flower carpets in La Orotava
  • Centro Alfarero – Pottery Museum in Arguayo nearby Valle de Guerra

 


 

Culinary

 

  • Casa de la Miel - House of Honey
  • La Casa del Vino la Baranda – Wine Museum in El Sauzal

 


 

 

Contemporary Canarian Art in Puerto de la Cruz

 

If you are interested in contemporary art, we recommend a visit to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Eduardo Westerdahl in Puerto de la Cruz. For his love of art and literature, the art critic Eduardo Westerdahl founded the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tenerife in 1953, which today exhibits numerous international and Canary Island works of art from the 20th century. Readings, artist meetings and workshops are also held here.

Adress:

C/ Las Lonjas, s/n. Casa de La Aduana in Puerto de la Cruz

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wednesday and Friday additionally from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Sundays closed

 


 

 

Following the tracks of the indigenous people in La Laguna

The Museo de Historia de Tenerife in La Laguna is known as the Guanche Museum. The mummies of the indigenous people of the Canary Island are one of the reasons why the museum is one of the most popular destinations in Tenerife.

Adress:

C Calle San Agustín, 22 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Opening hours:

Monday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 am to 08:00 pm

Entrance fee:

3€ for permanent exhibitions

Students, seniors, families and groups with at least 8 persons receive discounts

 


 

One night in the Museum of Science and Cosmos in La Laguna

Spend a few enlightening hours at the Museo de la Ciena y el Cosmos, the Museum of Science and Cosmos in La Laguna, preferably with the whole family. The museum is ideal for a family holiday in Tenerife, as it is more like an attraction and experiment park, where young and old can try their hand at around 90 different experiments on the sun, moon and stars. Don't worry: museum visitors who don't speak Spanish are given headphones when they enter the museum and can explore the museum in German or English.
A night at the museum? At the Museum of Science and the Cosmos, on the last Friday of the month, around 50 children accompanied by an adult can spend an unforgettable night in the museum and watch the stars in the planetarium. Adults can watch free science fiction films every Sunday night - without their children.