Etpison Museum, Koror

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#18 of 38 in Things to do in Palau
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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  • The visit of the Etpison Museum is an absolute must for those who are interested not only in the flora and fauna of Palau. It gives a lovely insight of Palauan culture, the war episodes, interesting t...  more »
  • The Etpison is a small museum, but provides an excellent presentation of not only Palauan culture, but also regional culture. The gift shop is quite large and used to sell more locally made items, but...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Cozy private museum with a lot of information. A nice place to find a gift, souvenir, book or storyboard.
  • 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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