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Belau National Museum

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Address: Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
Phone Number:
+680 488 2265

This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone...

This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone money, which is now used as family jewelry.

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Takes a little effort for those that don't like to read, but well worth a visit

There was a lot of reading. Very good informative reading. It gave a very good review of the history of Palau. I was talking with our cab driver on way back to hotel and as... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
San Francisco
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Kanazawa, Japan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lots history. Bought an amazing story board. No complain for ten dollar admission fee.

Thank MimiKanazawa
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers the entire history of Palau. It has a well preserved Bahamas. And it also has an outstanding gift shop.

Thank Ashley E
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Best shopping in Koror is the gift shop, even if you are not a museum person. I purchased a lovely storyboard for about half the price and better quality than other venues. The Museum itself is small, allow 1 - 2 hours maximum. It is very informative about the Palau people and culture. Well run, air conditioned and clean bathrooms.

Thank ELizBoston
San Francisco
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There was a lot of reading. Very good informative reading. It gave a very good review of the history of Palau. I was talking with our cab driver on way back to hotel and as someone from Palau it was interesting to hear him talk about how his grandparents spoke German, parents Japanese and he, English. It meant more after... More 

Thank sjkoen
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are interested in the history of Palau, you must see this museum. It has exhaustive information about the country's colonization by the Spain, Germany, Japan and the US. While the info may not be complete, it gives a good background.

Thank rosemary201
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

OK, so we know Palau doesn't have much in the way of museum curators.....and this is one of two private museums that has taken a shot at it. That being said, it's worth a few minutes for some thinking about the Palaun independence movement and the anti-nuclear sentiments that have since developed here. Worthwhile thinking for sure.

Thank RickMIusa
Warsaw, Poland
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The museum has humble but informative collection of artifacts and documents on Palauan history and ethnography. Outdoor presentation includes traditional Bai house and remains of the WWI. There is also a small caffee, a souvenir shop (with reasonable prices comparing to other places in Koror) and last but not least - a clean toilet :-)

Thank Artur D
Boulder, Colorado
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum very much. The indoor exhibits were much more informative than the outdoor exhibits and were particularly good at explaining the consequences of changes in colonial powers had on the islanders. But don't miss browsing the bookstore. I picked up a rare book there I value very much by J Roman Bedor. It's a... More 

Thank BoulderLad
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Learned a lot going through the exhibits. The museum focused a lot on the impacts brought to Palau by outsiders and chronologically displayed photos and text about the history of the island.

Thank Daveycp
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

First of all, the smell was a bit annoying. We all got a bit sick from the odd smell. Not so much to see

Thank Libby P

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