The Naval Museum of the Canaries is located inside the facilities of the Naval Base of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It shows the history of the Naval Zone of the Canaries since its creation in 1940, as well as many naval items related to the Canary Islands.
Among the items exhibited, some historic flags highlight: the ones of the Ayudantías de Marina of Villacisneros, El Aiún, and La Güera, the ones that had to be lowered during the evacuation of the Spanish Sahara back in 1975 and 1976.
Inside the Méndez Núñez hall, a series of uniforms and deep diving-suits are exhibited. Special attentions must be paid to the manual machine to provide divers with air, it was built in London in 1914.
The Spanish Royal Marines are also represented by weaponry, uniforms and special gear of this corp. The museum also keeps model sof vessels from the 18th Century like the San Juan Nepomuceno –the one where admiral Churruca died–, the Santa Ana, and the San Felipe. Also there is a model of the school ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano.
Opening times: Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm
Address: Arsenal de Las Palmas - Calle León y Castillo, 310
Telephone: +34 928443155
Price: (Voluntary) 3 euros