Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, Vina del Mar

(4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Take a tour through a museum dedicated to pre-Columbian Chile when you visit Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Start outside with the Maoi statue, which draws many for photo opportunities. Inside the museum, the first floor covers Mapuche culture from pre-Columbian times and exhibits on Easter Island. Visit the upstairs to see insect collections and taxidermied animals from all over the world. (Note, however, that the second floor has just a few English translations.) When browsing, consider getting a tour guide, who can provide informative explanations of the exhibits in English. See Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck and all Vina del Mar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Vina del Mar trip itinerary builder.
Create a full Vina del Mar itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Vina del Mar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Vina del Mar by other users

30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Chile BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Vina del Mar & Valparaiso BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Chile BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Chile BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Chile BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Chile BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Chile BY A USER FROM NORWAY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a small but impressive museum dedicated to then history and some artefacts of Easter Island. Outside is a genuine Moai statue  more »
  • Two-level exposure. On the ground floor halls on the history of the various populations with evidence of Easter Island. Upstairs vast display of insects and animals including a two headed lamb. Fascinating the choice to expose a Moai at the entrance. Worth the visit (2700 pesos).
    View original
  • the garden has a giant moai, inside has several beautiful copper sculptures, a very good experience
    View original
Google
  • Awesome museum. Well maintained, nice expositions. Recommended if you like cultural places
  • Achei interessante o museu! Vale a visita!
  • I think that it could be much much better. The collections are valuable and the information is very interesting. There isn't much of that in other places, not even in the network. But it has very cool. If personal, very attentive, but the museum itself lacks more audiovisual material, more space... seems to me that it needs updated and remodeled. Especially if we consider that the entry is not cheap.
    View original
  • Pelo Rapa Nui
  • Interesting site with good information. Especially on the island of Easter and the culture Rapanui. Also on the aborigines of Chile.
    View original