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Etpison Museum, Koror

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History Museum Museum
Celebrate the history and culture of Pacific Islanders at Etpison Museum, a local institution dedicated to telling visitors the story of the country and surrounding region. Exhibits and artifacts introduce you to the technological developments and cultural heritage of Palau's communities, with informative displays and hands-on activities for kids. Canoes, fish traps, and rare ceremonial shells provide clear and engaging narratives of island life, while a large collection of antique maps and early photographs tell the story of European exploration and its first contact with local inhabitants. Plan your Etpison Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Koror using our Koror vacation planner.
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  • A museum that has a history of many invites for visiting. Place is open to visitors, according to the official time. This place is one of the attractions and interesting.
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  • We enjoyed our visit. I do think it is expensive for how big it is - it is very samll and still being assimulated. It is $10/person - $5 would be alot better. Too much staff for how little it is. It w...  more »
  • Taking into account that the country has 20 thousand inhabitants, have a museum like this, besides the other, the national museum is not bad. price of admission. 10 $, EXPENSIVE for what it exhibits, ...  more »
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  • This isn't the Smithsonian, but there are only 2 museums in Koror (as well as the WWII Museum on Peleliu), and I'd say they're both worth a visit on a day off from diving. They complement one another well, and don't feel like they overlap. Palauans got to the islands over 2,000 years ago, which is pretty amazing, and worth learning about. Exhibits on that particular side of things are better at the Etpison Museum than at the Belau National Museum, which is better for more recent events. You can read every word in the Etpison Museum in an hour or so. The whole upstairs is a gift shop. Be sure to go all the way downstairs, where there's a small exhibit on shipbuilding and ocean traveling.
  • Did not want too put in free gift shop located on the first floor is the postcard I took picture in the Museum front toilet was also
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Where to stay in Koror

The town of Koror offers the main bulk of the accommodations available in Palau. With a range of hotels, luxury resorts, and rental apartments, travelers of all varieties, tastes, and budgets will find a base in the town from which to explore the rest of the islands. Book a private, secluded bungalow to get the most from your island holiday.
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