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Etpison Museum

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Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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+680 488 6730

This museum contains paintings and antique maps of Old Palau.

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Nice Little Museum

This is a nice little museum with a very nice gift shop. $10 entrance fee. There is good information on birthing and post-natal care as well as navigation techniques. Also has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum with a very nice gift shop. $10 entrance fee. There is good information on birthing and post-natal care as well as navigation techniques. Also has a very nice shell display. Worthwhile stop.

Thank RickMIusa
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This museum focuses more on the cultural history of Palau and the South Pacific islanders, with many examples of storyboards, canoes, and traditional Micronesian navigation techniques.

Thank BoulderLad
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We spent a couple of hours at this museum - very well curated, great way to learn more about Micronesian culture and history. $10 entry fee - cash only! Loved the exhibit on the Palauan money beads. Excellent gift shop with reasonable prices too.

Thank Whitney H
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

other than war story, Palauan culture is the main subject of this cute museum. should ask for museum guide, you will get a detailed and enjoyable explanations from proud Palauan guide. 10 dollars for each person, worth for a visit.

Thank Cpurple108
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a great little museum! It has an interesting collection of WWII artifacts, incredible carvings, shells, and boat models. There is a gift shop upstairs. I learned a lot of local and Micronesian history visiting this museum.

Thank Isa W
Albany, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is well organized and staffed. Will take the better part of the morning or afternoon. I believe it to be more expensive than the Natl. Museum but it isn't to be overlooked.

Thank oudstryder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

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 elaborated on their culture of taking care of the women during and after birthing. Fascinating. The shell display is one of the best quality. Upon seeing a... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 go through. Don't forget to say hi the Elvis the parrot.

Thank nanci60
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are three floors. The top floor is a large shop, which sells all kinds of Palauan souvenirs. The bottom two floors contain many interesting exhibits about the islands and their culture. It is a nice way to spend a rainy day.

Thank Robert D
South Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We got to the museum late in the afternoon so we had to do a quick tour. First floor has a lot of displays about local culture and customs.Interesting stuff and a lot to look at. Basement is about a half floor, not nearly as involved, but a few boats and displays. Top floor is all souvenir shop, and frankly,... More 

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