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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) 2551020
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a must after you did all sites

you MUST do the museum after doing all archeological sites for a full understanding higlights 2 rongo rongo tablets and the only EYE found

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This will not take long and is not very expensive, but it is also quite skippable. The information doesn't add much to what you can read elsewhere (and in some cases is not as complete). There are only a handful of artifacts that are really neat to see--including one eye from the moai, and a wooden club (I wish it... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

you MUST do the museum after doing all archeological sites for a full understanding higlights 2 rongo rongo tablets and the only EYE found

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum's charts and informational displays were updated and vastly improved within the past year. They are now among the first things you see and they should not be bypassed. Bilingual, in Spanish and perfect yet colloquial English, the displays tell the story of Rapa Nui and its people. The latest scientific evidence is presented clearly and concisely. Unproven theories,... More 

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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This museum gives a comprehensive explanation of the discovery and history of Easter Island. The layout is well designed and adequate for a two hour visit. There is also a library on the premises if you want to do more research.

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Bermuda
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went to this museum before we did anything else as it was a great place to get background information on the island and the culture. We whizzed around in about 25 mins but was worth it. Lots of the information is guess work but interesting nine the less. Cheap quick trip and shouldn't be missed.

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Carmel, California
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106 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A good addition to any guided tour you take or a place to help you understand what was happening on the island. The history is so unique and tragic that you need a reference point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After travelling around island I recommend a visit. Very nice posters tells the story of the islands, the people and their culture, both related to the statues and also to what follows the bird man tradition.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Definitely very interesting for a bit more in-depth information (more than 'and here's yet another toppled or restored statue/platform etc...'). They have the original of the coral eye that you see the replicas of in the postcards of Ahu Anakena. Otherwise, shop around in Hanga Roa for the Grant-Peterkin guide book, which describes the major and minor sites in more... More 

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San Marcos, California
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91 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Not the biggest museum but very informative. Well done and worth the time to stop in an learn more about the island and the Moais

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Sao Paulo, SP
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Try to visit on the beginning of your trip. A lot of information about the culture and the ´misteries´ through informative panels.

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