Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, Easter Island

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. Plan my Hanga Roa trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This small museum serves as Center of interpretation of all Rapa Nui that is like a big national park, it is necessary to visit him. Lacks a bit of historical information, is somewhat remote from the people and it can only be accessed by taxi or walking; the interior is a bit stuffy, bad would not come you an air conditioning system. The signage is good, clear and colorful.
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  • It is a simple, but very complete in terms of information to know the Rapa Nui culture and, from there, explore the island. Take more than 1 hour to go through it. Admission is free and very friendly. Can be reached walking along the waterfront (closes at 17:30)
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  • Is a small museum, but what is a spectacular 10-minute. There are a lot of explanations in English for each exhibit, so proceed carefully read and quite time consuming so.
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  • Free museum and must visit in my opinion. Despite the small size and few things on display there's extensive information that's worth knowing to appreciate there history and traditions of the island. Visiting this musuem early on your Easter island visit cab help you understand and appreciate the other sites.
  • Great museum - helped us organize all the information we received from our guide. A worthy visit to put it all together.
  • Very informative! Better to check out before visiting the Ahu
  • Great way to learn a bit more indepth information about the island and history. All signs are in English and Spanish. The downside is there isn't much to see artifact wise, it's mainly a museum to read information about the island.
  • its worth being there, you can see the only one moai's eye here

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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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