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Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
Phone Number: 680-488-6730
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This museum contains paintings and antique maps of Old Palau.

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Very informative

This museum is worth a couple of hours if you are interested in the history of Palauans and their neighbors. The collection of storyboards is outstanding and I hope the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is worth a couple of hours if you are interested in the history of Palauans and their neighbors. The collection of storyboards is outstanding and I hope the little guidebook on them is reprinted. (They were out.) The description about the first birth ceremony is also very informative, as was the display on turtle shell bowls and how... More 

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Koror, Palau
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The Etpison Museum is a class act as museums go in Palau, very refined. I like it a lot, and the collection of publications is impressive.

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Thank Myers T
Bozeman, MT
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The art and artifacts of Etpison were astounding. We were swept away by the collections. Recommend highly!

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Thank gemBozeman_MT
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum is really quite good! It is well put together and kept in great condition. Make some time for it. There is a lot to see.

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Thank Uphilldeb
Makati, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Small museum which made the most of the history of Palau, including related info from the Philippines, Afghanistan, etc. 2nd floor gift shop was unique.

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Thank Lei123
seattle WA
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was another small but very interesting museum. It cost another $10, and again, we felt the entry fee was fair. There’s a section on foreign influences that is fairly limited given the number of countries that previously controlled Palau and the impacts they had on the country. Surprisingly to us, there was not recent history info about what the... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Palau have 2 museum, Belau museum and Etpison Museum. this museum owned by Palau ex-president. the collection mostly from Palau and pacific country.

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Los Angeles, CA
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum nicely complements the National Museum. During our visit, they had a nice collection of storyboards. Not enough information on placards regarding all of the exhibits, though. However, the cashier was helpful in answering my questions. There is a gift shop upstairs that has a lot of books, storyboards, and do-dads (these are stuff you see in American shops... More 

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Thank cakenbk
Perth, Australia
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

it is important I believe that you attempt in your travels to get some understanding of local culture and those who have gone before you in this land, a visit here allows you to do that for sure, very worth while the effort to come and see this magnificent structure and meeting house.

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Thank Stuart W
South San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a fun time learning about local culture and history at this museum and they have a nice gift shop that features locals only hand crafted goods.

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