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Aeronautical Museum – Set in the tiny building that was Lanzarote’s first terminal, the airport museum is an interesting glimpse at the history of aviation on the island.

Admission: free

Opening Hours: Monday till Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

 

 

Museo de la Pirateria – Within the historic grounds of the Castillo de Santa Bárbara castle now lies the Pirate Museum. This castle, which was once built to secure the safety of the island from the pirates, now acts as monument to its past. The exhibitions within tell the history of piracy. Ancient weapons and a replica of Villa de Teguise (as it looked then) are also on display.

Admission: ?

Opening Hours: daily 10.00 - 16.00

 

 

El Grifo Wine Museum – See how wine has shaped Lanzarote’s history at the ancient bodegas 'El Grifo' that date back to 1775, built on top of the solidified lava issued from the volcanic eruption of that century. The Museum gives a fascinating insight into the unique methods of viniculture.

Admission: 6 Euro (guided tour + two Wine tastings included)

Opening Hours: Monday till Saturday 10.30 - 18.00 (tour at 11.00 - 13.00 - 16.00 - 17.00)

 

 

El Patio Agricultural Museum – A great little museum in Tiagua, that displays the island’s farming heritage, from goats and camels to wine, tomatoes and onions, as well as more exotic products such as cactus fruit. This is a private museum with many artefacts to see and notice boards to read as well as some beautiful examples of Canarian architecture. You can sample and buy the Lanzarote wines produced on their land which are only available to buy from this location.

Admission: 5 Euro

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 17.00 and Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

 

 

Museo Tanit – This little museum in San Bartolome shows various aspects of the cultural and archaeological history of the islanders, with costumes and artefacts that show how life was lived in the past centuries.

Admission: 6 Euro

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

 

 

Palacio Spinola – An elegant colonial-style house, set in the ancient capital of Teguise, was renovated during the 1970´s by the César Manrique. The Palacio provides the perfect opportunity to step back in time and sample the lifestyle of an affluent nobleman in 18th century Lanzarote.

Admission: little fee

Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday 10.00 - 15.00

 

 

Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias – Dedicated to Lanzarote’s largest visitors, the Whale and Dolphins Museum in Puerto Calero is a fun and educational visit for adults and children alike. Discover the different characteristics and lifestyle of whales and dolphins through many different images and sound, life size replicas, scaled models, skeletons and biological exhibits.

Admission: 11 Euro, kids for free till 7 years

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 18.00

 

 

Castillo San José - The Museum of Modern Art is situated in an old historic fortress, built in 1774 at the harbour in Arrecife. This strategic site was also selected in order to repel repeated incursions by British pirates, hungry for easy spoils sacked from the Spanish vessels docked below. Today modernist paintings and sculptures from some of the worlds leading artists are set against the ancient backdrop of the Castillo's thick stone walls. Downstairs, in the basement restaurant, you are able to enjoy dinner with panoramic, picture perfect views of the harbour below.

Admission: 4 Euro

Opening Hours: daily 11.00 - 20.00

 

 

Museum Aloe Vera - The museum is situated in the village of Arrieta, in the north of the island. Display panels on the walls recount the history and culture surrounding Aloe vera, and the production system used for growing and harvesting the aloe plant. The panels also show different types of uses for the plant including therapeutic applications for the skin, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, bone, etc. There is also a smaller museum shop in Yaiza.

Admission: free

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 18.00