Etpison Museum, Koror

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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. To visit Etpison Museum on your trip to Koror, use our Koror trip builder app .
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  • September 12, 2017
    They have some interesting things, but also some stuff that are not from the islands. Like some ostrich eggs. Why? We spend about an hour, but we also did take time to look at every single object. The...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The museum is fairly small but it has a lot of interesting items and pictures that depict Palauan and near-by cultures. On the main floor there are various wood carvings all over the walls, ancient cu...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    Cozy private museum with a lot of information. A nice place to find a gift, souvenir, book or storyboard.
  • July 3, 2016
    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.
  • December 3, 2016
    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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