Museo Dabawenyo

Attraction Cor. A. Pichon and C.M. Recto Sts., Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Museum
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Museo Dabawenyo is one of the Divisions under the City Mayor’s Office of the City Government of Davao. Its programs are geared towards better historical and cultural awareness, understanding and integration.

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Why Museo Dabawenyo is special ?



The Museo Dabawenyo is an institution in the service of the community and its development, accessible to the public, and not intended for profit. It shall obtain, keep, study, and present material evidence of people and their environment, and shall inform the general public about these activities for the purpose of study, education, and research.

As an educational institution, the Museum shall take the lead in disseminating knowledge of Dabawenyo cultural and historical heritage and developing a corps of professional personnel knowledgeable about the preservation, enrichment and dynamic evaluation of the Dabawenyo culture; and

As a cultural center, the Museum shall take the lead in the study and preservation of the City's rich artistic, and cultural heritage, in the reconstruction and rebuilding of our past, and the development of the City's cultural wealth



What to explore at Museo Dabawenyo?

Museo Dabawenyo is divided into four rooms:
The Indigenous People’s Gallery is a collection of arts, crafts, musical instruments, weapons and like made by the different tribes who lived in the province.
The Moro People’s Gallery is collection of miniature houses & boats, musical instruments, chairs, weapons, armors and crowns used by the Muslim people predominantly found in the Southern Philippines.
The Contemporary Gallery is a collection of classic and modern designs from wood carvings to paintings among many others.
The Memorabilia Gallery is a collection of olden day clothes, bills (money), musical notes, porcelains and a lot more

How to get to Museo Dabawenyo?

PAL and other major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. It is an hour and 40 minutes away from Manila and an hour from Cebu. Airfare range from PhP4,000-9,000 (US$93-209.30). Taxi flag down rate is PhP40.

Museo Dabawenyo is meters away from the Andres Bonifacio Rotunda and Osmeña Park. It is along Fr. Selga St going to Pichon St. Catch a jeepney along C.M. Recto Avenue and nearby streets going to San Pedro or Pichon to get there. If a jeepney turns to the City Hall near Rizal Park or Quezon Park, get down before the San Pedro Cathedral and take a 2-minute walk going to the museum.

Source: http://www.markmaranga.com/museo-dabawenyo-museum-of-the-people-of-davao/

Selling points

  • Rich Culture of Davao
  • Accessible and Free of Charge
  • Very impressive
  • Excellent History of Davao
  • Nice and well maintained Museum
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
92.39 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
14 places

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Cor. A. Pichon and C.M. Recto Sts., Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • It would take just 30 to 45 minutes of your time to get to know Davao City’s history and its living culture and traditions at the Museo Dabawenyo.
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  • It is closed every Mondays for maintenance works and during these holidays: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, Easter Sunday, All Saints Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
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  • No picture taking allowed inside the museum
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  • Silence is always encouraged (to avoid distracting the spirits who lived inside the item. :D)
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  • It's a few steps away from city hall Davao.
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  • Museo Dabawenyo is meters away from the Andres Bonifacio Rotunda and Osmeña Park
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Reviews

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Free entrance!

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No picture taking inside the museum, but so many insightful things to discover!

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few steps away from city hall davao.

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It may not be at par with other museums but Museo Dabawenyo has its own charm and ways of telling visitors the city's less known history. Philippine history is full of Luzon stories. Museo Dabawenyo will tell you the region and the city's evolution that can't be found in text books. Best of all, it's free/open to the public.

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A must see for travellers who would want to know the history of the place. One would see the dreams and visions of the different tribal groups for Davao. There you would also know the accomplishments and feats of their leaders. Before going out to different places, drop by their and be grounded with their story

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This small downtown museum is chock full of the history of Davao, its people, customs, heritage and government from inception to today.A small two story building with free admission. A museum guide will take you thru all the exhibits and give a detailed history and explanation of everything you see.A must see if you want to know Davao and its heritage.Highly recommended.

TripAdvisor View more

This small downtown museum is chock full of the history of Davao, its people, customs, heritage and government from inception to today. A small two story building with free admission. A museum guide will take you thru all the exhibits and give a detailed history and explanation of everything you see. A must see if you want to know Davao and its heritage. Highly recommended.

FourSquare View more

No picture taking inside the museum, but so many insightful things to discover

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