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Museo Ilocos Norte

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Address: General Antonio Luna St, Laoag, Luzon 2900, Philippines
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Small but interesting museum

This museum is in an old warehouse. The city did a nice job renovating the warehouse into a nice museum and restaurant area. The museum has some interesting collections about the... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Calvin C
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manila, Philippines
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a big museum at all but worth the visit anyway. Really about an hour visit would be good, not an all day activity.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

This museum is in an old warehouse. The city did a nice job renovating the warehouse into a nice museum and restaurant area. The museum has some interesting collections about the local area and the nearby Mexican restaurant is nice as well. Plan about 1 hour for this place if you like reading about the exhibits.

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Tabriz
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70 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

On our way to the North of Philippines, Ilocos Norte Museum was one of "Must See"s. With its simple but attractive building, the museum demonstrates both the architecture of Spanish era and the objects of local industry, art, and culture. One can find the gradual change of clothing from endogenous to some modern style, along with the tools used for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Nice building and simple exhibits. Some English signage available. The complex surrounding the museum is nice- a coffee shop and other museums.

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Quezon City
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5 reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Museo Ilocos Norte alone last June and the flow was amazing - from old household and farming materials to the bahay na bato house model to the new/modern exhibits! The bahay na bato model mesmerized me more. I became more familiar with the house layout and it really felt like I am part of the exhibit!

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Paranaque, Philippines
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016

First of all, there is entrance fee. It's a bit too hot inside. Just like any other museum, the area isn't that huge. They have two floors, but the second floor is just a small space. There are lots of stuffs here all which show Ilocano's fashion sense to lifestyle. Two things I like inside the museums are the "Kalesa"... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2016

it gives you a good view of Ilocos in a nutshell. from formation to history. i dont mind paying but it could be improved and relocated to a bigger site.

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Bulacan Province, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The displays were not labelled and explained much. There is a photo exhibit when we visited (photos taken by Chinese nationals) photos of people, and places in Ilocos Norte.

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South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

If you want to learn more about Ilocos, then this is the place to be! This museum also houses different household items used way, way back in time. The entrance fee is 50php.

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Manila, Philippines
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Beautifully restored building but needs more information on the exhibits. Area has a lot of history but was not very helpful in that regard. Worth a visit

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