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Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck

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Originally the home of the wealthy Délano family in the early 20th century, this impressive building was acquired by the local Municipal Authorities in 1985, and converted into a museum. Focus in two principal collections is a natural history...more
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Cuatro Norte 784, Vina del Mar 2520763, Chile
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All reviews small museum rapa nui shrunken heads easter island on display english descriptions natural history section without flash nice history speaking guide great exhibits chilli insects upstairs artifacts moai statue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admission was 2800 CLP (cash only, per adult) but when we bought a souvenir from the museum gift shop, we were allowed to add the admission to our gift shop charge. Displays downstairs are mostly about Easter Island culture and history, while upstairs is devoted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

After we went on a free walking tour (tour 4 tips) we were recommend to go visit the Moai. The Moai was so cool. We did not go inside the museum because it was closed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sidseldahl
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Sadly, I timed my visit with a school group and did my best to be on a different floor to the screaming children running around. As such, my visit didn't 'flow' very well but I learnt different pieces about the indigenous groups of Chile, Chile's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 733tbug
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The Museo Fonck has some great exhibits about the history of Chile, from cavemen to the Spanish Conquest. They also have an excellent exhibit on Rapanui. I especially liked being able to see a Moai Statue from Rapanui (Easter Island) in person. The museum exhibit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank randyh199
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Chile administers Easter Island. The Fonck Museum contains many artifacts from the rapa nui culture of the island. The guide provided a narrative of the history of the rapa nui and the importance of the artifacts. Outside the museum is one of the Easter Island...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Barheat
Reviewed 25 April 2018

It's an interesting history and science museum. It focuses the Easter's Island Moais and the pre-colombian civilizations. It's not so big and the fee is cheap (2700 CLP).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I confess I didn't actually get around the museum as we were on a day-bus-trip on a strict timetable, but what I do recommend is a stop at this Museum as it has an Easter Island statue - a Moai - it's it's garden near...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 9 January 2018

went to see the piece from easter island, which is outside but after going in were met by a guide who gav a tour in English. very informative, and learned a lot about Chile its culture and its geology.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We visit the museum after the iconic photo outside with "Moai" and we enjoy the time there. Price 2,700 chilean pesos per adults. Photos without flash are allowed. Have a souvenir store.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank YasnaPaola
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We travelled here on the Metro from Valpariso (very easy service to use). The museum isn't large but very interesting. Our visit was enhanced by an English speaking guide. We were not aware that this service was available but the guide offered us a free...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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