The 5 Best Museums in Tenerife

Tenerife is popular for its good weather, its beaches, and its natural beauty, but there is also room for culture and its promotion.

The island has a great selection of museums and cultural centres that aim to promote culture, science, and education on the island, placing a focus on the cultural heritage of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. These are the best museums in Tenerife:


The Museum of Nature and Archeology (MUNA) is the largest and most well-known museum in Tenerife. Inside, it holds unique treasures that you’ll find nowhere else in the world. It has the largest exhibit in the world of the Guanche people – the prehistoric population that inhabited the island before the European conquest. Also, it explores the natural heritage of Tenerife and the Canary Islands.

Museum of Ibero-American Crafts

This museum aims to be a space for the promotion and conservation of the different forms of handicraft in the Ibero-American world, paying special attention to the crafts developed in the Canary Islands.

Casa del Vino

The Casa del Vino is the perfect place to discover the secrets of the wine industry in Tenerife. It explores the relationship between the winemaking industry and the island’s volcanic nature, the varieties of vines, traditional cultivation methods, and much more.

Military History Museum

The Military History Museum has one of the best collections of military history in the Canary Islands, with interesting exhibits of weapons, vehicles, and military memorabilia.

History and Anthropology Museum

The History and Anthropology Museum (MHAT) is peculiar in that it is divided between various locations within La Laguna and Santa Cruz. In each of these locations, the MHAT seeks to promote the history of Tenerife, with particular focus on the development of its institutions, society, economy, and culture between the 15th and 20th centuries.

If you want to find out more about Tenerife’s art & culture, you can find them here.