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Etpison Museum, Koror
(3.4/5 based on 70+ 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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  • We walked there from our hotel downtown, an easy walk in the back streets. It's a small museum but it presents local histories beautifully. At the display of color pictures, the museum receptionist el...  more »
  • This a small museum but very informative about local culture. I enjoyed it because it is designed as a walk through museum but there is someone available to answer questions. There is a fee of $10 to ...  more »
  • The façade of this small museum is promising, the exhibits are interesting. Definitely worth a visit!
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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.