May 04, 2017

Davao Museum

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  • Davao features a lot of tourist attractions, rich culture, and scenery which makes tourist look forward on visiting this charming city.

    Facade of Davao Museum

    The city as we all know is not just the hometown of our Philippine President, but is also home to the lasting tribute and rich history of Mindanao that provided Filipinos with sense of identity and sense to the world.

    One must include Davao Museum on their itinerary if you plan on going to the city. Located at a secluded place in Insular Village 1 in Lanang, it is recommended to take the taxi when you visit. For the entrance, it will only cost you P100 for adult and P20 for students.

    Wax figure portraying the rich culture of Mindanao

    Traditional head wears and accessories are also displayed at Davao Museum

    Davao Museum is a project initiated and sponsored by the Zonta Club of Davao City Inc., in cooperation with the Filipinas Foundation Inc., and is privately owned and donated by the Ayala. This 2-storey museum was renovated in 2006, and was brilliantly designed by the prolific Gino Gonzales. Gino used to bedazzle theatrical presentation, including costume design, which makes the newly renovated museum a sight to see.

    As soon as you enter the first floor of the museum, a timeline of the Davao History and photo exhibits are plastered on the wall adjacent to the notable art displays.

    Traditional bolos or dagger

    Transition takes place on the second floor of the museum where roster of artefacts including the Betel nut boxes, Davaoenos finest handicrafts, 1000 year old jars, Mindanao’s indigenous instruments, embroidered native colourful wear, weaving instruments, and traditional bolos or dagger are boxed in a glass.

    So if you want to know more about the history of Mindanao and witness the marvellous display of artefacts, then head over to Davao Museum.


    Address: Insular Village Phase I, Lanang, Davao City
    Entrance Fee: Adults (P100), Students (P20)
    Contact Number: 0918-926-3796

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