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Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert

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Address: Tahai s/n, Isla de Pascua, Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 255 1020
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provides a bridge to stuff you are seeing

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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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.

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

They have informative posters with great information about the geography and history of Easter Island. One of the highlights is the very rare female moai. At the entrance they were playing the "Ogu & Mampato en Rapa Nui" movie, that is great for kids. The girl in the information desk was alone and super busy on the phone, so maybe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Super helpful museum. I had read mixed reviews, but I was completely impressed. It answered so many questions, and made me think differently about the culture of the island. I highly recommend this fantastic site!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

It’s a small museum but it was quite informative. All the displays were in both Spanish and English. When I went, it was free admission. It’s definitely worth a visit. I had walked to the museum and had visited the harbour, Tahai and the Cementerio along the way.

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