Museo Dabawenyo

Museo Dabawenyo, Davao City: Hours, Address, Museo Dabawenyo Reviews: 4/5

Museo Dabawenyo
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines517 contributions
Couples
The Museo Dabawenyo is located in the city center, very near the Davao Cathedral and Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Davao.

Entrance to the two-storey museum is free. Despite being free, it is air-conditioned and there are guides who tour the guests along the displays and highlight items of interest. Our guide patiently waited as we read the write-ups of each display, and gladly answered our questions.

If you want to learn about Davao City and its people, this is the place to go to. The first gallery highlights the ethnographic history of Davao. The next section describes Davao City during the colonial period. The last section focuses on contemporary Davao City from the time when it was given its own charter as independent city.

Photography is allowed in limited sections of the museum, such as outside the display rooms and at the staircase. We were asked to refrain from taking photos inside the main galleries.

There was a gallery that features exhibits of local artists. The exhibits in this gallery changes from time to time. During our visit, Anoy Catague, a Mindanaoan of Karay-a descent, was being featured—the tarp said that Catague’s display was from 01 March to 02 April 2016. Photography was allowed here, too, but I am not sure if that will be the case for future exhibits.

The museum is small, though; the aisles will fit two people side by side comfortably while walking through the aisles in some of the rooms. We were lucky that there were only two of us visiting that day. A class of 40 students will crowd the main display areas.
Written December 7, 2016
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 contributions
Couples
Arrived here at the end of April and this was on my museum list to see. There was a large CLOSED banner across the metal gate. I thought that since it was lunchtime, maybe they were just closed for that, since it was not a holiday either, but start of business Monday. Came back to see it remained closed and inquired - reply was that they are RELOCATING to another building and this building will be used for another purpose. I'm posting this just as an FYI. I never saw any exhibits there, so no options on their holdings.
Written April 29, 2019
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evol68
Las Pinas, Philippines33 contributions
Family
Staff or volunteers here are helpful! Nica was our guide. Small museum but entrance is free so I didn't mind even if they did not allow picture taking inside the museum. Only picture we have is the same as everybody's, the one by the stairs.
Written January 20, 2017
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Martin K
4 contributions
Family
Museum does not exist on given address any more. There is construction site. Moved to 7.0551679N, 125.5940747E but even there musem is not opened for a visit. Ensure well about actual location and REAL open time before your visit.
Written February 27, 2022
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Jo B
Davao City, Philippines1 contribution
need more bigger space / congested! original Bagobo family name should be printed on, big Tarpolin pic not advisable for a small space , bigger art space, need a big garden space for functional art/performances ect.......
Written February 6, 2012
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trondolav
Finnoy, Norway103 contributions
this museum focuses on the ethnic history and religion colonization by the Portuguese, Spaniards and Americans until their independence to the present day.
museum has a rich selection of art from today's local artists.

guiding takes about 1 hour, is completely free and is absolutely worth a visit.
Written April 28, 2011
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NiniBau
Manila, Philippines38 contributions
Couples
Drop by thie museum to know more of Davao's history. its FREE!!! there are tourguides to show you around the museum and discuss history. Its a small museum, 2 floors, but its well worth to come and visit.
Written April 1, 2019
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STCast25
Kawit, Philippines136 contributions
Business
The museum is housed in a converted old house. The collections were not that extensive. I appreciate, however, the attempt of the local government to present Davao's culture and history to its visitors. Best of all, entrance is free and there are guides per each room of the museum.
Written December 2, 2016
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Liza A
San Jose City28 contributions
Friends
We can glean the history and culture of the Davao's 10 recognized tribes and Muslims.
Traditional attires and crafts are displayed, along with the snippets of culture and the way the royal clans and soldiers lived which have been immortalized through their artilleries and ornaments that dated back several decades ago.
Written July 16, 2014
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cristydti
makati53 contributions
Business
I really love visiting museums everytime I travel and Davao has a very impressive museum...the house itself has wooden floors and according to the guide, it was a former courthouse.....every room has a story and every item is very interesting.....
Written April 29, 2014
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Museo Dabawenyo is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM