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Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert

Tahai s/n, Isla de Pascua, Easter Island, Chile
(56) (32) 2551020
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Easter Island
Type: Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

$2 or 1000 pesos entry, it is open 9.30-5.30pm weekdays, closed Mondays, closes early weekends at 12.30pm. Its a very small museum and is just north of Ahu Tahai in Hanga Roa. Labels are all in Spanish but you get given an English handbook. There are some orongo tablets - the only written language in Polynesia. The prize exhibit is... More

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Exeter, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The next day we got up earlier than the day before and went to the harbor again to try to see the fishermen and were successful! Saw two guys anyway. They were still in their wetsuits. They each held up two fish for us!! Back for breakfast and by then, it was raining pretty heavily. DH and I started walking... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A nice place with rather few exhibits but quite a lot of interesting information. However, the only point of view present in the museum is the Polynesian one, with not a word said about possible South American influence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are on a short visit, don't bother with this museum. It does not really have a lot of stuff on display. I heard from some locals that some interesting things are stored, so if you happen to be on the island for the National Heritage Day, do go to the museum, cause they open the vaults for that... More

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Oslo, Norway
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52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I did it the first day I arrived and really appreciated the information provided. It does explain a lot about the theses, history, and mysterious things on the island. It's a great basis when you head out to visit the Ahus and other sites and contributes big time to the understanding. However, don't expect lots of artefacts displayed. It's mainly... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you are about to explore Easter Island by yourself, I would highly recommend to start your exploration at The Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum – Rapa Nui Museum. The museum is dedicated permanently to safeguard cultural heritage of Rapa Nui. Its exhibition is a great starting point to the knowing of the story of the island. In the museum,... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Begin or end your trip with a visit to the museum. You will be enlightened. Entrance fee is a pittance.

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Tampa, Florida
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

There was a small sign downtown that we thought pointed to the museum. However, we lost our way. Luckily, we saw one of the staff members from our hotel and she gave us specific directions. It was confusing because they had changed the entrance and we had to go around. The receptionist did not seem enthusiastic. I asked some questions... More

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Houston TX
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a great place to start the travel on the island. You will gain a great summary of the history and culture, which will enable you to appreciate more when visiting actual sites.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Agree with the other reviewers that this would be good to visit first. I saw it on the last day and the information filled in a lot of gaps. It is a small museum with a lot of information.

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