Casa del Coronel.Plaza de Canido s/n
Opening hours:
In winter from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 16:30 to 20:30 h.
Sunday and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free admission. Free guided tours with notice in advance.
T: 881 931 315

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

It is the only Nature Museum in Galicia and it is managed by the Galician Society of Natural History – a non-profit environmental organization-.

Among its exhibits –some contributed by individuals-, it is worth noting the largest collection of bones of cetaceans in Spain, and one of the best in the world with specimens of up to 15 million years of age.

The exhibition space houses collections of skins and birds, fossils of terrestrial and marine species, as well as examples of insects, sharks, snakes,etc. It also has one of the largest collections of sea shells in the world. The botanical section also stands out with some 200 pieces.  Six of them are included in the “Catalog of the Senlleiras trees” of the Xunta de Galicia.

The museum uses varied conservation techniques, such as skeleton mounts, mummification of birds, dermoplasties, shaping and tanning of skins, but always of dead animals in nature.

Highly recommended for visits by families and schools for its educational content.

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