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Butuan National Museum

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Address: Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
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This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and...

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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Not much exhibits but full of knowledge

This museum does not have a lot of rare ezhibits. Replicas abound. However the description and story behind the display is very imformative. Its good place to learn about history... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Edward H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum does not have a lot of rare ezhibits. Replicas abound. However the description and story behind the display is very imformative. Its good place to learn about history of butuan

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Thank Edward H
Butuan, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 4th time to be back...this time around there was additional attraction as they had a bit of the mobile museum sponsored by a car company. I was with a Colombian Visitor.. The Lady Guide (forgot her name, so sorry) was very informative, entertaining and gregarious. She gives another dimension to the whole experience... Cheers!

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Thank abav3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had a second visit to Butuan National Museum and we found it with so much improvements going on...the building is expanding, already air-conditioned, artifacts and write ups were properly sequenced.

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Thank Chiame M
Clayton, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One can get overwhelmed with the craziness of the busy streets. This is a nice museum with beautiful grounds.

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Thank Kirk H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

If you like history, this is a must-see. They don't have a lot of display at the moment since they are still expanding but what you will find there are really interesting. My favorites are the contraption that early settlers used to make wine and the pieces of wood that were discovered to be part of the balangay (earliest known... More 

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Thank Joanne v
Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited the museum in January 2017 and it had only 2 rooms of displays because they are renovating p. However, it was enough for me to realize that Butuan is a very historical place with a rich heritage. I guess the museum would be a lot better when all the exhibits are out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went here from Butuan Plaza riding the R-7 jeepney. It was a 10-15 minute ride. You'll know you're near if you already passed through their public market. The fare was only P8.00. I would suggest you to visit the place upon arrival to know Butuan City better and you'd know where to start from there. It was just a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum was nice but very small. We spent about an hour there tops. Enjoyed the displays. The grounds were pretty as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Starting my Mindanao experience is truly satisfied by the Butuan as it is truly the gateway to the south, historically and geographically.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Entrance to the National Museum is free. It is located in Doongan, Butuan near theButuan City Hall. Well maintained cleanliness although the guard on duty at the gate is also the one who will accompany you inside museum. Some of the rooms inside has poor lightings. I was advised not to take pictures using flash. But i cant help but use flash due to... More 

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