Museums on Fuerteventura
On the oldest island of the Canaries there are a handful of museums to visit. Most of them are about the history of Fuerteventura or local products, some of which are still traditionally produced here.
Museum of Traditional Fishing – Museo de la Pesca Tradicional
The Museum of Traditional Fishing is located in the far north of Fuerteventura. It takes about five minutes by car from El Cotillo to the Faro de el Toston, built in the 19th century. Here is the Museo de la Pesca Tradicional. It introduces the traditional methods of fishing. It serves as an example for the sustainable use of resources.
Opening hours: Tue – Sat from 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Grain Museum – Museo del Grano la Cilla
In the Grain Museum Casa de la Cilla you can learn about the interrelationships between climate and agriculture, the different kinds of grain cultivated on Fuerteventura and see the traditional tools of the farmers. The house was built in 1819 and until 1940 traditional agriculture with donkeys and camels was practiced here.
Calle la Orilla 5
35640 La Oliva
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 10:00 to 18:00
Salt Museum – Museo del Sal – Salinas del Carmen
The salt museum is located just south of Caleta del Fuste. It is divided into an interior and exterior area. Inside, there is information on the origins, locations and history of salt. Outside, you can visit the salt pants itself. Here you can see the production methods and tools that are needed. The Museo del Sal, whose building was built in 1910, is the only remaining salt extraction plant in Fuerteventura.
Barrio las Salinas 2
Cheese Museum – Museo del Queso Majorero
If you like goat’s cheese, Fuerteventura is the right place for you, and if you want to know everything about the production of cheese, you’ll find it here. The museum itself has three exhibition rooms, an outdoor area and a small souvenir shop.
In the first room you will find a lot of general information about Fuerteventura. Climate, flora, fauna and development are just some of the topics presented.
The other two rooms revolve around every detail of the typical goat’s cheese. From production, to the different types of cheese and goats, to history and shepherds, you can learn everything.
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum – Museo Arqueologico de Betancuria
Betancuria has the most beautiful old town of Fuerteventura and therefore it is justified to have the Archaeological Museum of the island. In three exhibition rooms, visitors are introduced to the history of the island’s indigenous people.
Calle Roberto Roldán 21
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 10:00 to 17:00 o’ clock