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Aeronautical Museum

Aeronautical Museum

Aeronautical Museum

Aeronautical Museum (Av. De la Playa Honda 163, Lanzarote Airport) – this museum (located near a one-time wing of the island’s airport) traces the early years of aviation in Lanzarote (French seaplanes being the first aircraft to reach this island in 1919). Visitors will be surprised to see that the Graf Zeppelin airship used to pass over Lanzarote to drop off mail by parachute on its voyage to America. Still, the first airport wasn’t built in Lanzarote until the 1940s.

When tourism started growing in Lanzarote in the 1970s, the island’s present-day airport was moved elsewhere to accommodate the passenger traffic that existed ever since. Lots of memorabilia from the airport is on display including pilots log books and old machinery. There were two boards listing the years where individual photographs were pinned depicting historical images and magic moments like the visits from Concorde. Admission: free. Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Monday-Saturday).