Museo Dabawenyo

Museo Dabawenyo, Davao City: Hours, Address, Museo Dabawenyo Reviews: 4/5

Museo Dabawenyo
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

4.0
169 reviews
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chris h
San Francisco, CA209 contributions
Jan 2020
A nice quick stop where the proud resident volunteers of Davao City will briefly explain the history. They will not accept tips.
Written 30 January 2020
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Christa Danica J
Caloocan, Philippines181 contributions
Nov 2019
Visit the new temporary location and get amazed by how rich Mindanao culture and heritage is. Get the guided tour and ask for Sir Randy. He is very knowledgeable and informative. I am looking forward to the new 5 storey building that is being constructed in cooperation with the National Museum. I am sure that the museum will be so huge and beautiful!

This is a must visit when you go to Davao.

Admission is free.
Written 16 December 2019
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Cybill Y
Muntinlupa, Philippines235 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
The museum is just a relatively small room but it is able to capture the heritage of the city and its people. Have a guide tell you stories about the artifacts--they have interesting facts.

If you have extra time, make this quick stop.
Written 10 December 2019
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Aativas
India127 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
To begin with, the museum has moved to Juna Subdivision, near PWC. They will be here for next two years - according to the staff.

This was my third attempt to visit the museum. First attempt in June failed, because they were not yet open at the new place. Second attempt in September failed because I went on Sunday, and it is closed on Sundays.

There is no entry fee. The museum is very small - only 50 objects displayed. However it opens a window to Davao city and helps to understand the city better. It gave me leads on what I need to explore more.

When I had some questions regarding the musical instruments, the young guide was available to answer it. There is an audio-visual (set of six or seven video clips) which is informative.

Overall good experience. I hope they will expand.
Written 5 October 2019
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Arrived here at the end of April and this was on my museum list to see. There was a large CLOSED banner across the metal gate. I thought that since it was lunchtime, maybe they were just closed for that, since it was not a holiday either, but start of business Monday. Came back to see it remained closed and inquired - reply was that they are RELOCATING to another building and this building will be used for another purpose. I'm posting this just as an FYI. I never saw any exhibits there, so no options on their holdings.
Written 29 April 2019
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NiniBau
Manila, Philippines38 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Drop by thie museum to know more of Davao's history. its FREE!!! there are tourguides to show you around the museum and discuss history. Its a small museum, 2 floors, but its well worth to come and visit.
Written 1 April 2019
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ALU Hotel
Davao City, Philippines27 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
The museum is about Davao and its people. Very interesting information, the guide is very well articulate about the details. When you are in Davao do not miss to visit Museo Dabawenyo.
Written 20 March 2019
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garry468
London, UK104 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
lovely historical museum about the history of davao.....clean and easy to get to......its also good value with great artifacts
Written 17 March 2019
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flongology
Cebu City, Philippines314 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I am a proud Davaoeño but I realized that I know so much little about Davao City. Hence, I decided to visit The Museo Dabawenyo.

I often like small to mid-size regional museums more than large national museums because the collections are less edited, fresh, and the focus on local history is strong. 

This place shows hoe the region was established, its people, ethnicity, its evolution, and what it accomplished today. This museum also show, to certain extent, the heritage of the present president. 

The tour guide had excellent knowledge of Davao City and was passionate about her local history which made the tour fascinating.

As usual, Photography is NOT allowed. Only picture we have is the same as everybody's, the one by the stairs.

My recommendation is to set aside sufficient time, engage a guide, take your time and enjoy the experience.
Written 18 January 2019
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CDAVID
26 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Free, guided tour, educate yourself about some historical items, more of this is recommended to preserve and past on the legacy of this city.
Written 17 January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Museo Dabawenyo

Museo Dabawenyo is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM