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The Book Museum cum Ethnology Center was founded in 2013 and features the vast personal collection of the President of Rex Group of Companies—Atty. Dominador Buhain. As a traveler, Atty. Buhain has collected items from over 200 countries and islands...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
127 Dao St | Marikina Heights, Marikina, Luzon 1810, Philippines
I appreciated the enthnology center which had interesting collections of stones from Gigantes Island, Iloilo and artifacts from Northern Luzon and Mindanao. The annex had interesting collection of prehistoric stones native hats and mythical creatures. These are personal collections of the owner of Rex Bookstore...More
I was expecting just books, but got so much more! The Book Museum compound houses not just a museum, but also ethnology centers and annex buildings with interesting displays.
Our favorite is the giant world map painted on the floor where you can literally park...More
Book Museum Cum Ethnology Center is like a hidden gem for me because even though I live in Marikina, I had no idea that this place existed. It was a great visit! It is a must to have a tour guide to accompany you because...More
A very nice visit.. The Book Museum staffs are very accommodating and friendly (I just forgot the name of the staff assisting us). The arrangement of the museum is good and since you can request to read those books you want in their common area,...More
Are you a book lover and history lover? Then the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center in Marikina City is a must visit for you. The place is amazing because all (We mean ALL) collection stored inside are very interesting.
One thing that will greet you...More
The books from the countries that Atty. Buhain visited range from the ordinary travel guides, to autobiographies, to rare collectibles like the smallest printed books.
There are still things that can be improved like the order of the collection and more information about his travel;...More
WHAT'S SO EXCITING?
Personally, almost half of us had been to museums and saw many amazing and unique things, mostly artifacts or paintings. Here, you can't only see artifacts and books, but this journey will also bring you to the culture of different countries in...More
The Book museum in Marikina showcase the collection of books of Atty. Dominador Buhain the owner of Rex Bookstore. His fascination with books led him to keep literature he would encounter throughout his travel across 211 countries in the world, 76 provinces in the Phils....More
Entrance Fee: Php100
This museum is an awesome place not just for bookworms like me but also to the increasing number of Pinoy travellers because they'd display books (mostly free to read and browse) from different places in the world. It's actually a sort of...More
My boyfriend and I are museum geeks. I personally visited Sagada museum and was happy to see huge collection also from the Northern part of our country in this museum too. The guide is so patient and nice. The owner of the museum is the...More