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Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck

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Originally the home of the wealthy Délano family in the early 20th century, this impressive building was acquired by the local Municipal Authorities in 1985, and converted into a museum. Focus in two principal collections is a natural history...more
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Cuatro Norte 784, Vina del Mar 2520763, Chile
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All reviews shrunken heads rapa nui very interesting museum easter island first floor english descriptions chilean history great exhibits chilli upstairs artifacts moai statue information indigenous stuffed civilization
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

If you are a lover of museums be sure to allow yourself at least 2 hours for this one. It is small, (a converted 2 story house in an upscale residential area) but they have many interesting and unusual exhibits that need time to study...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Very interesting museum in Vina del Mar. Nice destination while walking around town. It was cool to see one of the the Easter Island standing stones. Most exhibits have some english descriptions which was helpful.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Stopped by quickly to view the only Moai statue outside of Easter Island. Very interesting and a beautiful city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank figtree3333
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Had heard that there was an original Moai from Rapa Nui (Easter Island), so that was why I visited. It is outside the Fonck Museum and is 3 metres high. The rock that produces 'alcoholic beverages' was also fascinating. Inside is a series of interesting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

This small, but well thought out museum, is worth your time for the great displays organized by different rooms. It was not crowded and each display has some information that is presented in English.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marcia_marcia
Reviewed January 21, 2019

The first floor is very well done and very informative archeology exhibits about Easter Island and Chilean Indigenous Cultures with some truly spectacular artifacts. The second floor is natural history exhibits which are teenage son absolutely loved, especially the native tarantulas.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Admission was 2800 CLP (cash only, per adult) but when we bought a souvenir from the museum gift shop, we were allowed to add the admission to our gift shop charge. Displays downstairs are mostly about Easter Island culture and history, while upstairs is devoted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AfricaAtNewYears
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

After we went on a free walking tour (tour 4 tips) we were recommend to go visit the Moai. The Moai was so cool. We did not go inside the museum because it was closed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sidseldahl
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Sadly, I timed my visit with a school group and did my best to be on a different floor to the screaming children running around. As such, my visit didn't 'flow' very well but I learnt different pieces about the indigenous groups of Chile, Chile's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

The Museo Fonck has some great exhibits about the history of Chile, from cavemen to the Spanish Conquest. They also have an excellent exhibit on Rapanui. I especially liked being able to see a Moai Statue from Rapanui (Easter Island) in person. The museum exhibit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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