The Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (MHAT) is one of the most interesting museums in Tenerife. Its main objective is to showcase the history of the island, focusing on events between the 15th and 20th Century.
The museum offers a look at the institutional, socioeconomic, and cultural progress of the island. It also carries out research and promotion of the intricacies of the island’s history, as well as the recovery and conservation of the island’s heritage.
Peculiarly, the museum is split across three separate locations: one in Casa Lercaro, one in Casa de Carta and the other in the Castillo de San Cristóbal.
Casa Lercaro is one of the most important landmark buildings in the Historical Centre of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It was built at the end of the 16th Century by the Lercaros – a Genovese family who came to Tenerife after the European conquest.
Since 1993, it has been one of the locations for the Tenerife Museum of History and Anthropology (MHAT).
- Open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
- Entry: €5
- Special prices for students, retirees and over 65s.
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