Archaeological Museum, Agüimes
Plaza de San Antón 1
Tel. 928 78 54 53
8.30 - 13.30, 16.00 - 18.00
Agüimes was the domain of the Episcopal Chamber for four centuries and was also home to the Bishop's Palace (Palacio de Obispos). The first discovered writing to mention this building dates back to 1706. This building has now been restored and is home to the long awaited Archaeological Museum of Agüimes' history.
The Archaeological Museum offers to it's visitors the opportunity to learn about the last five centuries of the area's history. The Archaeological Museum charts the history of Gran Canaria beginning at, the establishment of the Bishop's seat and estate through the conquest of Gran Canaria by the Castilian Crown, right up to almost the present day.
Interspersed between the different exhibition rooms and the services provided by the Archaeological Museum, you will find architectural works, some of these works are new, while others have been recently restored. The combination of architectural works and the permanent exhibitions in display inside the Archaeological Museum, go a long way to restoring this unique building to it's former glory.
The generosity of the towns residents and others in providing many of the items that are on display in the Archaeological Museum, not only prevents these items from being lost to us forever but on the contrary, allows them to be displayed for the enjoyment of everybody visiting the Archaeological Museum.
The Archaeological Museum now has eight rooms covering the historical legacy of the area that have been divided up into the following categories: Territory and population; Episcopal domain; Migrations and social problems; Social classes; Home economics; Ideas; Craftsmanship and commerce; Agricultural ranching economy and industry. With everything considered, the Archaeological Museum is an informative and enjoyable day out with the whole family.