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“Information on Davao and its history not available anywhere but here!”
Review of Museo Dabawenyo

Museo Dabawenyo
Ranked #8 of 74 things to do in Davao City
Certificate of Excellence
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Pasig, Philippines
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Information on Davao and its history not available anywhere but here!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

For a museum run by the city government and with no admission fee, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how well organized it was and how well-informed our free tour guide Winnie was. Admittedly, it is small but there is enough content for a tourist to end up appreciating the city's history. I appreciated knowing more about the indigenous tribes, their culture and seeing a model of their dwellings. The city government should be congratulated for this beginning of a museum which Davao residents should be proud of and continue to support.

Visited May 2013
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manila
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“the best place to know more of davao rich culture”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

a well kept museum at the heart of the city. The place was well maintained with staffs that were very warm and welcoming

Visited October 2012
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Vienna, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Mindanao life”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a rating for:
Museo Dabawenyo: Museum of the people of Davao (The new museum) near Osmena Park
Took a short visit during the Kadayan Festival and got a quite good impression about life in Mindanao in earlier times. Very good guides show you around and inform you not only about the history of Davao City but also rural life of Mindanao ethincal tribes. Enjoyed and will come again some other time.

Visited August 2012
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Doha, Qatar
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice and well maintained Museum”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Well it was just our quick stop, we spent like maybe 30-45 minutes in the museum. I must say that the way they were able to preserve the historical items inside was impressive, they were doing a good job on that, and they must keep it up. the only thing I could comment on was the lady that was assigned to guide us inside the museum. she just walked us around instead of providing us the necessary information she just let us roam on our own and read and see the entire place. It could have been nicer if she was enthusiastic and informative.

Visited August 2012
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

When I first went to museo dabawenyo, it was still under repair. The museum is quite small (unlike museums in Manila), but packs many information for tourists and local students. Its a must that you visit Museo Dabawenyo when visiting Davao

Visited November 2011
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