Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Museums of Tenerife extend opening hours

Casa Lercaro Koppchen, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The changes affect four centers of the institution and seek to promote the dissemination of culture as a leisure and entertainment alternative

Museums of Tenerife have extended their opening hours, from March 13, of four of its centres. The changes affect the Museo de la Naturaleza y Arqueología (Museum of Nature and Archeology) (MUNA), the Museo de Historia y Antropología de Tenerife (Museum of History and Anthropology) (MHA) - at its headquarters in the Casa Lercaro - the Centro de Documentación Canario-Americano (Documentation Center of the Canary Islands and America) (Cedocam) and the El Museo de las Ciencias y el Cosmos (Museum of Science and Cosmos). All museums open to the public comply with the health protocol drawn up by the Instituto para la Calidad Turística Española (Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality) (ICTE) and the recommendations of the Ministry of Culture.

New schedules

As of March 13, the Museum of Nature and Archeology (MUNA) and the Museum of History and Anthropology (MHA) at their headquarters in Casa Lercaro will open to the public from 09:00 to 19:00, Monday to Saturday , and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sundays and holidays. (The MHA headquarters of the Casa de Carta will be closed for improvement and maintenance of the facilities and collections.) 

The Canary Islands and America Documentation Centre (Cedocam) will be open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00, except Tuesdays (open from 10:00 to 17:00). 

The Museum of Science and the Cosmos (MCC) is open Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 19:00; and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Small group visits (with a maximum of six people), guided by a scientific monitor, are maintained. 

The Interpretation Centre of the Castillo de San Cristóbal will maintain the current schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Security guarantee

Visits to museums will be carried out individually or in groups and provided that the interpersonal safety distance of two meters is maintained. Users must wear a mask, they will have dispensers of hydroalcoholic gels or disinfectants at their disposal and, if they need to use the toilets, they can do so as long as they are occupied by a maximum of one person. In addition, they will have indicator marks on the ground to delimit the exhibition spaces and posters with hygiene recommendations. The Canary Islands and America Documentation Center (Cedocam) keeps the use of computers and computer media restricted and the works must be requested from the staff who, after use, will deposit them in a secluded place and separated from each other for at least fourteen days.