Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, Easter Island
(3.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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...  more »
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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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