Butuan National Museum
Butuan National Museum
3.5
Speciality Museums
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and artifacts that proves Butuan’s prehistoric existence and rich cultural heritage. There are two exhibit galleries. The Archaeological Hall and Ethnological Hall Specimens of stone crafts, metal crafts, woodcrafts, poteries, goldsmithing, burial coffins, and other archaeological diggings are exhibited. At the Ethnological Hall are exhibits of contemporary cultural materials the Butuanon or every Filipino for matter used for a living.
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SamW0420
Honolulu41 contributions
Aug 2018
The Butuan National Museum is a simple but informative museum. It provided a glimpse into the formulation of the geography and people. The artifacts collected reflect the origins of Butuan.
Written 3 July 2019
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Dannea M
Cebu City, Philippines118 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Loved learning all about the history of Butuan here. I thoroughly enjoyed the artwork on display at that time. Also learned more about the Balangay or the ancient boats our ancestors used to navigate surrounding waters. Nice tourist stop when in Butuan
Written 7 February 2019
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Jojo S
Davao City, Philippines56 contributions
Sep 2017 • Business
the history of butuan city unfolds, the famous balanghay, the first mass in the philippines as they claim it, and other artifacts you can find in this place...very informative
Written 4 April 2018
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martin o
5 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Spending a few days with the family, we visited the national museum near the city hall. There are a lot of interesting facts about the region that is very interesting but there are very few artifacts on display. We were told that most relics are displayed in the Ayala museum located in Manila. how shameful that they are not on display locally for tourists to enjoy the ancient capital of Butuan.
Written 29 December 2017
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Herbert Kikoy
Cebu Island, Philippines178 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I have visited this place several and I always have nostalgia on every visit. This is one of the best place in Butuan to get to know the rich history of the city
Written 8 October 2017
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Kieran L
Liverpool, UK25 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
I visited with my friend and her sisters and upon arriving had to sign in at the entrance, I don't recall if there was a fee sadly.

The exhibits where very informative and interesting to look at, talking about the different animals, the landscape, historical artifacts and scientific research done with the island.

Across the bridge is a nice place to relax with food or drinks, and it is quite relaxing :D
Written 29 August 2017
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pikotski
Butuan, Philippines49 contributions
Jul 2017
here you can see the history of Butuanons people, the way they lived before how they interact with the foreign traders, how colorful our tradition and culture. Like they said "in the beginning there was no Philippines but there was Butuan.
Written 20 July 2017
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Norm H
Las Vegas, NV381 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
A little hard to find, but worth the stop. Remains of a 3rd century boat. (Remains are similar to one found in the Sea of Galilee area of Israel that dates 2000 years ago) Also found not far from the boat were some wooden coffins dated from the 15th century. A small exhibit, but well done and worth the stop.
Written 14 July 2017
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aoc808
Cebu City, Philippines133 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
- The curator was definitely a delight. She led the tour around the museum and explained each item thoroughly.
- Museum was quite big but quite a few items only. They were actually expanding when we visited the place
- There was no entrance fee to the museum
- Area around the museum is full of different kinds of trees and you can even have a picnic if you wanted.
Written 26 June 2017
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SpencerFinn
Morong, Philippines41 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Went there to know more of Butuan. The museum provides two rooms that is informative but the facilities and exhibits were few and it's quite missing a lot.
Written 27 April 2017
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BUTUAN NATIONAL MUSEUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Butuan National Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM