Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, Easter Island

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Learn the history of the island at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, dedicated to preserving the culture and history of Rapa Nui and its people. Named after Bavarian missionary Sebastian Englert, who lived on the island until his death in 1969, the museum houses and displays artifacts from across the island. Situated in a building with a humble, rustic design in keeping with the scenery and culture of the island, the museum boasts a rare female mo'ai figure, an extensive photographic collection, wooden statuettes, and an archive of traditional folk music. Add Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert to your Hanga Roa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hanga Roa family vacation planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • The Museum is an excellent opportunity to understand more the people of Rapa Nui and Easter Island (including the only female I saw there's moai, as well as the only original moai that's left eye is also on this site). Admission to the Museum is free and you can get walking to the center of Hanga Roa (about 20 minutes). Only it is important to note the time because Monday doesn't open and Saturday and Sunday only open till 12:00. A pity such time constraint in a tourist place and so remote as to Easter Island.
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  • Small and well-kept Museum, where is a chronology sometimes based on the imaginary, most of the time with evidence before your eyes. At the entrance there is a recorded material that didn't have the chance to see 7 years on my previous visit and that was of supreme importance; It delivers the vision of the islanders about the years in which were dominated and, in many cases, enslaved by the State and by the Chileans. Without wishing to argue, I think that only having both versions is that we can have a view of some weight, about certain things that happened in the past, on the island. They cater to 17 hrs.
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  • It is the Chilean Museum, founded Father Sebastian Englert and keeps a valuable collection of graphic objects and drawing on the culture of Rapa - Nui. The museum collects, preserves and researches ancestral heritage of Easter Island and its native naroda.Dlya this purpose MAP keeps archaeological and specialized bibliographic collection. Given its remoteness, the Museum has a unique challenge in the projection of the island heritage. In this sense, it also contributes, on an ongoing basis, the various scientific and cultural manifestations with - and Rapa Nui.
  • I wouldn't cry if I missed this on my checklist. Just boards of texts and very few pieces of stones. I would have cried if they charged.
  • This a very fine museum made in modern european style. It gives the visitors a tour tru the interesting history of Easter Island. Regrettably it lacks a discription of the different and unique houses (shelters) of the island, which have nothing alike in the Pasific. A full size model of a long hut would be suiteable on the lawn beside the buildings. Ottar Vendel Sweden
  • Lots of information here, much of it in text form and through photographs and illustrations.
  • A museum that is a little big as name, actually could catalog it as an example of photographic spot where account had briefly history of the Rapa Nui, with some little representative pieces of the culture, in order to go and read what is exposed, is free, if you are a few days on the island do without this place.
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