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Museo Dabawenyo, Davao City
(4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
A visit to Museo Dabawenyo gives you the opportunity to gain some knowledge about the people of Davao. Over four rooms, you can see exhibits showcasing the rich history and development of the people and their culture. Admire various displays, ranging from arts and crafts to furniture and vehicles, all the way to weapons, clothes, and everyday items. You'll learn how these people lived, worked, educated themselves, and had fun. The museum is closed on Mondays, so plan your visit accordingly. Add Museo Dabawenyo and other attractions to your Davao City trip itinerary using our Davao City itinerary builder.
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  • A fantastic Museum with some well presented information. Not Huge Not extensive but just enough to give you an insight into Davao and its History. 
  • The Mother of President Rodrigo Duterte Nanay Soledad Roa Duterte is behind the creation of Museo Dabawenyo. She wants to preserved the history of Davao City and there you will see the photos of old d...  more »
  • 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-condition...  more »
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  • The staff of the museum is so welcoming and you will find there many historic arts, maps, materials, tools, etc. that range from the Hispanic and Japanese occupation of the Philippines as well as those from the indigenous people or tribes men. The place is very accessible and is located in the downtown area.
  • One of the places you have to visit when in Davao. Gives you an appreciation for the city and its history. Having a tour guide was a huge plus.. And admission is Free!
  • A repository of Davao's heritage and history. It's nice to know that the museum guides are knowledgeable enough about the cultural history of their people. Definitely an historic place to visit. And did I mention that it's free admission?
  • have to come back to this place... lots of learning
  • It is a small but 2-storey museum. It speaks of the story and culture of Davao. A painting greets the visitors in going up to the second floor. Tour guide is provided.