Museums on Tenerife
Besides the sights and other activities, Tenerife has a lot of museums to discover. Be it history, culture or local products such as wine or honey.
An overview of all museums in Tenerife can be found on the official website*, but only in Spanish or translated by Google.
Casa del Vino La Baranda – Wine Museum
The Tenerife Wine Museum is located in the north of the island. Some exhibits are shown, which are needed for the wine production. The history of vine in agriculture in Tenerife is also explained. In addition, there is a large selection of local wines. There is a restaurant in the inner courtyard of the winery.
The entrance fee to the museum is 3€, whereby one receives a shopping voucher for 2€. Admission is free on Sundays.
49 San Simón Street
38360 El Sauzal
Tue – Sat 10:00 – 20:00 o’clock
Sun 10:00 – 18:00 o’clock
Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
The Museum of Natural History and Ethnology in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the most extensive museums the island has to offer. Much is explained about the history of the island, including the Guanches. Here you can see mummies from the Guanche period, for example. Flora and fauna are not neglected either. One should take a lot of time for a visit.
An audio guide is recommended, as all exhibits and information boards are only described in Spanish.
Calle Fuente Morales s/n,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tue – Sat 9:00 – 19:00 o’clock
Sun – Mon 10:00 – 17:00 o’clock
Casa de Carta
In the Casa de Carta you get an insight into the former way of life of the Canarios. For example, traditional clothing, an old kitchen and handicrafts are on display. There is also an outdoor area with a botanical garden, fruit and vegetable garden and a gofio mill.
The entrance fee for adults is 5€. For children, seniors, large groups and students it is 3,5€. Friday and Saturday from 13:00 o’clock the entrance is free.
Valle de Guerra 44
38270 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Mo – Sun 10:00 – 17:00 o’clock
Casa de los Balcones
In the Casa de los Balcones in Orotava you will find the typical, small, Canarian balconies with their full flower splendour. All houses in the immediate vicinity date from the 17th century and are listed. Besides the Casa de los Balcones, a visit to the old town of Orotava is also worthwhile.
San Francisco Street 3
38300 La Orotava
Mo – Fr 8:30 – 19:00 o’clock
Sat – Sun 8:30 – 18:30 o’clock
Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos
The Museum of Science and the Cosmos is of a somewhat different kind. There are no exhibits but experiments that the visitor carries out himself. The building itself consists of only one hall with unnumbered stations. So you can move freely and work through the stations according to your taste. Both adults and children will have fun here.
The only drawback is that the majority is only in Spanish. However, the translations are being worked on.
Av. de los Menceyes 70
38205 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Tue – Sat 9:00 – 20:00 o’clock
Sun – Mon 10:00 – 17:00 o’clock
Aloe Vera Museum
The Aloe Vera Museum offers all kinds of information about the medicinal plant. At the entrance there is a piece of Aloe Vera that you can rub on your skin to try the effect. Afterwards there are several information boards on the origin, history and application of the plant. A shop with all conceivable care products is connected. In itself, the museum is very small and probably intended more as a magnet for the shop, but nevertheless informative. With the products one should pay attention to the fact that there is a high percentage of Aloe Vera in the final product.
Admission is free.
Km 5,5 Carretera General de La Esperanza
35290 La Esperanza