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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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The museum was clised

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Gathered in this rather small museum is the artifacts and stories of their history, geology and culture. This would be a great place to start your visit of the island. This is the only place to see an actual Ahu eye. It is free but takes donations.

Thank Wyosoldier
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

while this a very small and free museum, it augments the information you will be getting on easter island. and its a short walk from the moais at tahai. doesnt take longer than 45 minutes, but its worth your time.

Thank l1jjc0x

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