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Butuan National Museum

Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Best place to know the history of Butuan

I have visited this place several and I always have nostalgia on every visit. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Cebu Island, Philippines
Nice place to relax and learn about an amazing culture with great history

I visited with my friend and her sisters and upon arriving had to sign in at the entrance, I don't... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have visited this place several and I always have nostalgia on every visit. This is one of the best place in Butuan to get to know the rich history of the city

Thank HerbertKikoy
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I visited with my friend and her sisters and upon arriving had to sign in at the entrance, I don't recall if there was a fee sadly. The exhibits where very informative and interesting to look at, talking about the different animals, the landscape, historical...More

Thank Sephy_M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

here you can see the history of Butuanons people, the way they lived before how they interact with the foreign traders, how colorful our tradition and culture. Like they said "in the beginning there was no Philippines but there was Butuan.

Thank pikotski
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A little hard to find, but worth the stop. Remains of a 3rd century boat. (Remains are similar to one found in the Sea of Galilee area of Israel that dates 2000 years ago) Also found not far from the boat were some wooden coffins...More

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

- The curator was definitely a delight. She led the tour around the museum and explained each item thoroughly. - Museum was quite big but quite a few items only. They were actually expanding when we visited the place - There was no entrance fee...More

Thank aoc827
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went there to know more of Butuan. The museum provides two rooms that is informative but the facilities and exhibits were few and it's quite missing a lot.

Thank SpencerFinn
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The museum showcases the history of Butuan, from ancient times, to modern history. Likewise on display are artifacts such as the tools, equipment, decorations, and body ornaments of the people of Butuan before and during the Spanish period. Samples of the flora and fauna of...More

1  Thank Jake2014jake
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A simple place with a few items, they have some interesting information but have a ways to go. It did not have any cost so it is worth a quick stop as it won't take a long time to tour.

Thank Georaider
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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,...More

Thank abav3
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10 March 2017|
Response from Kirk H | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't fish in any fresh water locations.