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Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert

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Address: Tahai s/n, Isla de Pascua, Easter Island, Chile
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+56 32 255 1020
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Lots of interesting exhibits

This is a small museum almost within site of two Ahus. The displays are very well done and help fill in some of the history of Easter Island. When we were there some construction... read more

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Boise, Idaho
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San Francisco, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative museum with artifact displays that are nicely done, educational and in English and Spanish. Definitely worth visiting before or at end of visit. We visited towards the end and it helped tie everything together and answered additional questions. As you enter the lobby, to the left, with a few benches, a documentary movie from BBC or National Geographic... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum almost within site of two Ahus. The displays are very well done and help fill in some of the history of Easter Island. When we were there some construction was taking place, but it didn't interupt the visit. It is definitelt worth a look.

Thank Kevin032452
Scottsdale, Arizona
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The only female Moai is here along with a wonderful eye that was not destroyed and many other special items you don't see touring as they have been destroyed. It's a good walk from town and really tells the story.

Thank Diane101065
Piacenza, Italy
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182 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The museum Padre Sebastian Englert of Hanga Roa is a very good way to start your visit to Easter Island. Even if it's small, it's interesting and it gives you a first idea of what this magical island will offer you. Plus it will help you to understand and appreciate its history and culture. First of all, you can observe... More 

Thank Mona77
Lafayette, California
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441 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited the museum many times, but in February 2017, when we visited the island, the museum was closed. Apparently the roof needs repair. How long this would take is anyone's guess. While the museum is small the collection is nice. I especially like the wealth of information boards. If you are interested in Rapa Nui culture this museum... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mon - Closed; Tue to Fri 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Sat, Sun, Hols 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Museum has samples of the ancient written language of Easter Island (which is undecipherable today) and was full of interesting facts like that some of the Moai on the island are female. New Zealanders will be interested to know that the... More 

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We decided to go here on the last morning we had on Easter Island. It was raining and this is a good option for a rainy day, although we arrived about 30 minutes before it opened. Be sure to check opening hours. The highlights were: exhibit of the tools used in making the moais, the female moai, an exhibit of... More 

Thank travelinjep
Brasilia, DF
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty surprising to get a museum closed in January during the touristic season... And most of all if these are planned repairs, it would be great to inform the hotels and the tourist office before closing the museum!

Thank Catherine P
Los Angeles, California
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175 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The museum is located on the left side of a narrow street going towards the ocean and it is close to the only moai with eyes, Ahu Tahai. A short visit here would give you better idea about the history of Rapa Nui and the evolution of its various forms of art. We enjoyed our visit here and you may... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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300 reviews
143 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Although small, this museum is nicely done up. Takes about 30-45 mins to look and read through every display in detail. Useful information that helped us understand the island and Moai better.

Thank DrJohnWong

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