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Belau National Museum

Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 2265
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This is a very nice, in depth historical museum. Be prepared for lots of reading! There is also a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WorldTrvlr13
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Best gift shop in Palau

Unfortunately I didn’t have time for the museum, but I was told to come here for gifts...and boy... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Katewinters
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This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone money, which is now used as family jewelry.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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+680 488 2265
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"gift shop"
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"traditional bai"
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"entire history"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"ww ii"
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"rich history"
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"for sale"
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"interesting place"
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"stone money"
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"wood carvings"
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"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"artifacts"
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"independence"
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"outsiders"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice, in depth historical museum. Be prepared for lots of reading! There is also a gift shop and restaurant that serves wine and beer on site.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I didn’t have time for the museum, but I was told to come here for gifts...and boy were they right! After making my purchases (mostly local made jewelry), I checked out about half a dozen gift shops in town and they didn’t compare to...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

The museum has exhibits that trace the history of the local people and the interactions with outsiders. Very interesting! Although not large, efficient use of the space and the stories behind the items on display is educational. Our tour group stopped here 1-2 hours during...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This museum has a great gift shop for an assortment of locally made products. There is also a nice collection of books for sale on various topics relating to Palau and the Pacific. The exhibits in the museum have improved with the addition of the...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Wanted to see it while here in Palau. Highly recommended by fellow travelers. Unfortunately it is closed on Mondays. Check before going.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Not the largest museum you will ever visit but interesting and informative. Certainly a worthwhile stop if it is your first visit to Palau.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

If you're willing to get to know the history of Palau, or just interested why the German channel name is what it is, visit this museum. Not really interactive though, mostly information boards.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Belau National Museum as we were keen to learn more about the history of Palau. The museum was quite mediocre to be honest. A lot of the 'exhibits' were just printed text with pictures, so there was a lot of reading without...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Despite the high price tag of admission, this little museum does have some interesting exhibits, particularly from the German period which the German embassy has been of exquisite help in arranging. Sadly some of the other exhibits are not quite up to par, but the...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

The Museum has two floors of exhibits. I most enjoyed the early history of the islands. The outrigger canoes are beautifully constructed. There is a focus on the German and Japanese history in Palau. There is also a fairly large display of Taiwanese history that...More

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