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Etpison Museum, Koror

(3.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I visited this museum on my dry day before flying out. There is a lot to see. A mix of archaeological, WWII, dioramas and a nice shell collection. It covers not only Palau but has a bit of information...  more »
  • Etipson Museum has wonderful photography explaining the lives and customs of traditional people in Palau. The museum itself is elegant (don't miss the bathroom). TIP: Museum Admission is cash only ($1...  more »
  • This is a nice little museum with a very nice gift shop. $10 entrance fee. There is good information on birthing and post-natal care as well as navigation techniques. Also has a very nice shell displa...  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.