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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
All reviews small museum shrunken heads rapa nui easter island on display english descriptions natural history section without flash nice history speaking guide great exhibits chilli insects upstairs artifacts moai statue
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
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
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
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
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.
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