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Belau National Museum

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Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
Phone Number: 680-488-2265

This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone...

This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone money, which is now used as family jewelry.

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Great piece of Palau's history to know...

Great place to visit and get ot know some more history of this region on the rainly day...so much interesting information!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marta Z
Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and get ot know some more history of this region on the rainly day...so much interesting information!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Ok museum which gives you a good idea about Palauan / Micronesian history. There are some horrible personal anecdotes on the stairs to the first floor about the brutality of the Second World War in Palau. Very thought provoking.

Thank ML-DK-21
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The National Museum goes a long way to helping visitors understand all the different influences that have shaped modern day Palau. Spanish, German, Japanese, Taiwese, Yapese, American and long forgotten regional cultures. Great comprehensive display. Best place to buy souvenirs as they are all locally made and from local artisans. If you love books this is the place to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This was a pleasant suprise - there is a lot of information on the history of Belau (Palau) and it is well presented. Also a great meeting house in the grounds...

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Yishun, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

You can get a brief on the entire history of Palau here by your own reading. 2 floors of exhibits and a another floor souvernir shop.

Thank Shashitha
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Looking to get out of the sun and water for a few hours, then head on over to the Belau National Museum and find interesting facts about Palau's past. From before the Spanish ruled Palau to Germany's & Japan's occupation, the United States to the now independent Palau. This is oldest museum in the Micronesian region and houses artifacts in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Recently visited this museum to search for Charlie Gibbons art and did find some prints for sale. Lots of handicrafts, storyboards, etc. This museum also hosts receptions (including local dancing club shows) for various organizations and governmental groups. Location is quiet and the architecture is interesting.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Found this museum to be very interesting a informative as I have little understanding of the history of Palau which includes the Spanish, German, Japanese and American. It is worth while to spend an hour or so having a look around and then sitting for a coffee in the gardens after the visit. Easily walkable up a slight hill from... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited this palau national musuem with the aim to know more about the country. It turned out to be quite disappointing. For a national musuem this one is significantly below average and provides only mostly printed paper works and old pictures that express Palau old history and natural wildlife with little real things to show. This is not worth... More 

Thank Suwatss
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It worth a visit even a little bit rundown. No photograph inside the building but you can take plenty photos on outdoor exhibition. The gift shop has some interesting staff. There is also a cafe

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