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“Very Interesting! /Culturally Enriching!”

Davao Museum of History and Ethnography
Ranked #15 of 74 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: This museum tells the story of the scenic Davao area.
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very Interesting! /Culturally Enriching!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Very little information about the indigenous people of the Philippines is available. The Davao Museum is a start in educating both locals and foreign visitors about the rich cultural heritage of the Philippine Archipelago. With modernization, these cultural islands composed of the various tribal cultures are being threatened. We must make tribal people feel proud of their very own culture so that they will continue to hold onto their traditions and beliefs. It would be a shame if we could not help them to preserve their culture - as that would be just another form of extinction. I hope the Davao Museum Expands and receives much more visitors in the future. Please publicize your place some more. I totally enjoyed my visit there.

Visited August 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Learn about the various tribes of Davao”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Manila, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
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“Good museum staff”
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!

Visited June 2013
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Manila, Philippines
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Diverse Davao”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Davao City, Philippines
Level 3 Contributor
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“If interested in Davao historie and the people”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

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

Visited January 2013
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