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Museum of Nature and Mankind

In the 1950s the Council of Tenerife established the Museum of Natural Sciences and Tenerife Archaeological Museum, which both went on to rank among the most popular attractions for the island’s residents

The museums were combined, along with the Canary Islands Institute of Bio-Anthropology, to form the Museum of Nature and Humankind (Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, MNH)This Museum enables residents and visitors from overseas alike to enjoy the discoveries, collections and knowledge accumulated through decades of scientific research and activity.

General Entry

  • Permanent collection: €5
  • Residents: €3

Discounted Entry

(Students, pensioners and visitors over 65, visitors entitled to a “large family” discount, groups of 8 or more visitors).

  • General entry: €3.50.
  • Canary residents: €2.

Free Entry

  • All visitors to the permanent collection: every Sunday
  • School Groups from the Canary Islands Autonomous Region
  • Children under 8
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Teachers and guides accompanied by groups or carrying out prospective visits

Other Features

Audioguide (audio description of the visit): €3


Guided tours of the museum for groups numbering from 10 to 30 visitors can be given from Tuesday to Saturday, providing an advance booking has been made (telephone 922 535 816).

Visitor Services

  • Volunteer guides, who are also professionals in the fields of Archaeology and Natural Sciences, can be booked in advance for guided tours of the Museum.
  • Translations of each subject area into different languages (English, German and French).
  • Classrooms (two on each floor) with work activities for different ages in Spanish and English relating to the items on show in the Museum.
  • Educational workshops aimed at school groups and other visitors.
  • Photography and videoing is permitted as long as it is not for commercial purposes and flash or tripods are not used.
  • The Museum complies with the accessibility regulations concerning physically disabled visitors.

Additional Facilities

  • Library and Document Centre.
  • Multi-use rooms for conferences, talks, workshops, etc. Capacity: 45 people.
  • Café-restaurant.

Location and Transport Links

  • The Museum is located in the centre of Santa Cruz, just a few minutes on foot from Plaza de España and the Central Bus Station (Estación Central de Guaguas).
  • The closest underground car parks are in Plaza de España, Nuestra Señora de África market and Calle Ramón y Cajal.
  • The Fundación tram stop (Line 1) is located very close to the Museum and provides direct links with Santa Cruz and La Laguna.

Advance Bookings, Contact and Information

Address: Calle Fuente Morales, sin número, antiguo Hospital Civil, 38003, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Telephone: 922 535 816

Education Department

Telephone: : 922 535 128
Fax922 294 345

Library and Document Centre

Telephone: 922 535 816
Fax: 922 294 346

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