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Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert

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Address: Tahai s/n, Isla de Pascua, Easter Island, Chile
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A nice, little museum, worth a visit....

The museum is located on the left side of a narrow street going towards the ocean and it is close to the only moai with eyes, Ahu Tahai. A short visit here would give you better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Los Angeles, California
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Brasilia, DF
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty surprising to get a museum closed in January during the touristic season... And most of all if these are planned repairs, it would be great to inform the hotels and the tourist office before closing the museum!

Thank Catherine P
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The museum is located on the left side of a narrow street going towards the ocean and it is close to the only moai with eyes, Ahu Tahai. A short visit here would give you better idea about the history of Rapa Nui and the evolution of its various forms of art. We enjoyed our visit here and you may... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Although small, this museum is nicely done up. Takes about 30-45 mins to look and read through every display in detail. Useful information that helped us understand the island and Moai better.

Thank DrJohnWong
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Gathered in this rather small museum is the artifacts and stories of their history, geology and culture. This would be a great place to start your visit of the island. This is the only place to see an actual Ahu eye. It is free but takes donations.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

while this a very small and free museum, it augments the information you will be getting on easter island. and its a short walk from the moais at tahai. doesnt take longer than 45 minutes, but its worth your time.

Thank l1jjc0x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum, free entry, and provides a fascinating overview of Rapa Nui history. I visited the museum at the very end of my visit to the island (while waiting to go to airport) and I felt it tied in all the experiences I had while there. The island is so much more than 'just' the moai. Whether you visit the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

To really appreciate the island, you need to visit this free , unpretentious little museum. Explanations in English and Spanish. Excellent graphics explain how the moai were created, raised, etc, etc. You can use Internet at the museum's library. Not far from the harbor and from the lovely cemetery

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Start at the museum before you venture out to explore the island - and you will have a much better appreciation for the culture, the historic sites and what the people have been through. The museum is well set out with information in both Spanish and English. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here if you are going to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cool Museum – it was better than I thought it would be! The space is laid out well, and the panels and displays answer most of the questions I’ve ever had about Easter Island and its inhabitants. Good photos, diagrams, and selected objects on display.

Thank aerofaze
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's interesting, but it's not a great museum. They could improve it. It's small and doesn't have much more than panels...

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