Corporación Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck

Corporación Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck, Vina del Mar: Hours, Address, Corporación Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck Reviews: 4.5/5

Corporación Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck

Corporación Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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 department dedicated to Chile's native fauna and flora; and an archaeological department offering a permanent display related to the indigenous peoples of Northern Chile, the Aconcagua region and the Mapuche in the south of the country. The museum also houses one of the most important collections in the world related to Easter Island, including the only genuine Moai statue in the whole of continental Chile, outside in the museum garden. Guided tours are available in both Spanish and English.
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Ken G
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
We went to see the Moai and were pleasantly surprised
Jan 2020
We went to Museo Fonck to see the Moai that was standing there in front. We were then pleasantly surprised by the rest of the museum. Then it was a shortish walk to the ocean for a nice lunch with a view.

Written March 28, 2020
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marc
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Dun Vine Wine tours
Feb 2020 • Couples
What am amazing tour Luis Sanchez Ayala coordinated for us. He took us to Viña Del Mar and Santiago. We chose him again on account of the fine service he provided us on our last visit here. He Has a special interest in wineries and created a completely customized itinerary based upon our wishes including special extra touches. Thank you Luis
Written March 23, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Rapa Nui and Moai and more
Mar 2019
You can't miss this place with the giant Moai greeting you from the outside. It has a more official title which is the Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck. So who is Mr. Fonck? He was a Prussian anthropologist who was quite a collector. He lived between 1830 and 1912. The first thing you see from the outside is the giant Moai which you might recognize from Easter Island.
Inside, the Fonck has an excellent exhibit on the history of Chile that is infused with plenty of art by the indigenous people of South America including the Rapa Nui from Easter Island.
Written February 19, 2020
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TinajoeB
Mattawa, Canada131 contributions
Easter Island Moai without the travel!!!
Jan 2020
I've always wanted to go to Easter Island to see a Moai! And right here in Vina del Mar, i met a magestic Moai! What a thrill. Thank you.
Written February 6, 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,799 contributions
Interesting Museum
Jan 2020 • Family
This museum in Viña Del Mar has several interesting collectibles dedicated to Rapa Nui culture and the indigenous people of Chile. There is a original Moai statue in front of the museum which was gifted by the people of Rapa Nui(Easter Island). Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this museum to anyone in Viña Del Mar.
Written January 30, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Fonck Museum
Feb 2019
Our tour group made a too short visit to the Fonck Museum on our recent trip to Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile. We only had about 45 minutes on the schedule, but we could easily have used two or three times that long to adequately cover all the exhibits in the museum. Although the Museum is small and compact, it is filled with many fascinating and informative exhibits - just too many to cover thoroughly in the time we had allotted! Even disembarking from our bus, we were met by one of the Easter Island "Heads" placed outside the entrance. After entering the small and compact museum building, the exhibits are laid out in four main gallery rooms with much detail and explanation. This is definitely something that must be seen. And don't miss the discreet display of the three shrunken heads. Fascinating throughout.
Written January 27, 2020
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,254 contributions
Real Moai Statue From Easter Island
Dec 2019
This museum is small and located in a very upscale area of Vina del Mar. What is really impressive is a real Moai statue from Easter Island outside. You forget that Easter Island is part of Chile. Given the unrest in Chile these days, I would be very concerned about the Moai statue being defaced. The museum is well done but very small. We were part of a Viking bus tour and I felt bad for other tourists trying to tour the museum w/ the several bus loads of tourists coming in.
Written December 31, 2019
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CaPalm
Monterey, CA292 contributions
Excells
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was THE BEST part of the area. A very high quality museum...whoever's in charge is to be commended. The layout and signage are top notch. Far exceeded what I expected.
Written December 8, 2019
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J&S
Grand Rapids, MI583 contributions
Wish we had a little more time
Oct 2019 • Friends
Small museum. We only had time to look at the first floor. Excellent exhibit about the stone moais and explanation of the culture of Easter Island.
Written October 15, 2019
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FarFlungStarling
Qualicum Beach, Canada975 contributions
Allow Enough Time
Mar 2019 • Couples
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 and absorb. To make the most of your time enlist the assistance of one of the guides who we found to be very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written May 27, 2019
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