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“Learn about the various tribes of Davao”

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography
Ranked #16 of 57 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: This museum tells the story of the scenic Davao area.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Visiting the museum is free of charge, and your party will be accompanied by an able guide who will talk about the various tribes of Davao City and give you an insight into the political structure of the city. It is quite interesting to learn about the tribes, their striking characteristics, their style of clothing and the design of their houses.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

They have good staff to explain the littlest details of the museum. Worth the 1-hr visit! Especially for history lovers!

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

A good way to have a general perspective of Davao.

Davao Museum is a must-see if you wish to learn about the diverse, vibrant cultural influences and ethnic groups in Davao. The museum presents the original settlers of what is now the Province of Davao and Metro Davao - their way of life, homes, tools, fabric, clothing, musical instruments, cultural practices.

Small, tightly-focused collection. Devote no more than 30 minutes to this visit, unless you are in the mood to converse with the staff, who share their insights on Davao's history and origins, and museum trivia - such as: volunteer curators from Alberta, Canada helped in the display design.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is the best place to learn a bit about Phillippines if you visit Davao from an outside country.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you would want a dose of history about Davao you will definitely appreciate what this museum has to offer. Although small and compact, you would be able to grasp a little bit of a history about Davao (I did not realize that Davao have a lot of Japanese inhabitants doing trade way way way back!). The museum was small as mentioned so we were able to finish it within 2 hours. Recommended for adults and kids alike.

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