Tenerife Museums For The Culture Vulture

If you’re on a tight budget on holiday, you might feel like all the fun is just out of reach. However, nowhere is this less the case than in Tenerife, where there are plenty of ways to save your holiday budget without foregoing all the great stuff the island has to offer. Visiting Tenerife museums not only lets you get close to the history and culture of the island, it’s also a really cheap way to while away a few hours and see something a bit different. Tenerife has lots of museums, so why not plan a trip or two and mingle a bit more culture in amongst the sun, sand and great food and drink.

Tenerife Museums Admissions

Generally speaking, Tenerife museums are very accessible to people with limited mobility or who find communication difficult. Where you find video information, you’ll also find subtitling and audio aids, and lifts along with suitable entrances are also widely available. It all means the many interactive displays are there for everyone to enjoy.

Common opening times are from Tuesday to Saturday – 9am to 8pm, and Sunday and Monday from 10am to 5pm. They’re generally closed over Christmas Eve and Day, New Year and in the Three Kings January holiday. It’s always best to check with each establishment you plan on visiting just to make sure they’ll be open when you arrive.

Admission fees are low, which is what makes this such a good activity on cheap holidays in Tenerife. Lots give free admissions to kids under eight and charge around five euros for visiting adults. Some are even totally free if you visit on a Sunday.

Musco Municipal de Bellas Artes

In Santa Cruz, you’ll find 14 exhibitions in separate rooms with many works that range in age from the 16th to the 20th century. The building itself is notable for the many busts of notable Tenerife inhabitants from the past.


An unusual museum near Icod de los Vinos. Based in a restored finca, the collection of dolls and teddies from around the world will interest anyone with an interest in this somewhat specialised area.

Senorio del Valle Visitor Centre

In Santiago del Teide, this rural hotel and visitor centre is housed in a 17th century mansion. Among other exhibitions of notable interest is the Canarian kitchen complete with wine presses and a bread oven.

Casa del Vino

Cruce del Sauzal – the House of Wine is government owned with the purpose of promoting locally produced wines. It’s a wine aficionados paradise as you can try the wines then buy you own favourite bottles from the gift shop. As well as wine, the establishment is host to various concerts, wine tasting courses and conferences and exhibitions.

Make Your Money Go Further With Tenerife Museums

There are many more museums you can visit, this is just a small sample of range and variety Tenerife has to offer. We hope you enjoy mixing a bit of local history into your holiday.


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