Museums In Lanzarote

In Lanzarote you can find art galleries, historic museums, and even sculptures at the bottom of the sea and archaeological ruins.

The best museums in Lanzarote

According to internet users, the best museums in Lanzarote are:

Mancha Blanca Visitor Centre: This is, undoubtedly, a must see to discover the volcanic history of Lanzarote. At this centre you can find out all about the most significant volcanic eruptions to have taken place on the island,  between 1730 and 1736 in Timanfaya. 

Pirate Museum:  This is located in the Santa Bárbara castle in Villa de Teguise. Lanzarote was an island which was regularly occupied by pirates, and this museum tells their story.

César Manrique House Museum: This is the house where this famous Lanzarote personality lived before his tragic death in an accident. It is located in Haría.

Campesino House Museum and Monument: This centre is split into two parts: One is a homage to the island’s countryfolk where you can see all of the farming activity, techniques, and equipment they use, as well as their way of life on the island, and the other part is a homage to César Manrique.

Museo Atlantico de Lanzarote (Atlantic Museum). The first underwater museum in Europe. It is around 12-15 metres below sea level to the south of the island. This underwater museum has dozens of display pieces, mainly human figures, which have helped to create an impressive fauna and flora ecosystem under the sea. It was created by Jason deCaires Taylor. You can visit the museum by going on a scuba dive, a tour offered by several of the island’s diving schools. 

International Museum of Contemporary Art; located in the San José Castle in Arrecife. A huge exhibition of Contemporary Art.

Lagomar Museum: One of the island’s most visited tourist sites. A house inside of a volcano, simply incredible. It can be found in the town of Nazaret.

Cost effective museums in Lanzarote

The prices of museums in Lanzarote are fairly accessible. The cheapest is probably the Pirate Museum, which costs just 3 euros.

Another good option is the César Manrique House Museum, where entry is 10 euros.

If your idea is to visit several museums, the best thing to do would be to buy a pass that gives you entry to lots of different museums and attractions. To give you an idea, the six visit pass costs 35 euros. You can find these passes on the CACT (Art, Culture, and Tourism Centres) website.