Dr. Verneau, 2. Vegueta 35001 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


The Canarian Museum is located in Vegueta, a district in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. The museum was founded in 1879 and was initially housed in the City Hall in Plaza de Santa Ana in Vegueta. It was not opened in its new premises until 1930.

The permanent collection is a vast display of archaeological findings such as ceramics, artefacts, models etc. relating to Aboriginal Populations which lived in The Canary Islands between 1402 and 1496 before the Spanish conquest. There are models of their dwellings, clothing, tools as well as explanations of what was life was like for them. The museum describes their religious beliefs and the meaning behind their famous artwork found in the Cuevas Pintadas. There is also a temporary exhibition at the Canarian Museum and it includes artwork and a coin collection donated by Alejandro Lifchuz Numismatic.

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