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Bataan World War II Museum

J.P. Rizal Street | Balanga Elementary school, Balanga City, Luzon, Philippines
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World war 2 survivor tour guide

I didn't have any doubt about visiting the museum, all though small, the location itself will tell... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pancit_canton
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Cavite Province, Philippines
amazing collection cared for with love and respect

We chanced upon this museum as we were doing a location scout int he area for a period film. The... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
JKirsten70
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Makati, Philippines
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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J.P. Rizal Street | Balanga Elementary school, Balanga City, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't have any doubt about visiting the museum, all though small, the location itself will tell you a lot about its history not to mention the tour guide is a war survivor and the star of this experience.

Thank pancit_canton
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We chanced upon this museum as we were doing a location scout int he area for a period film. The museum itself is small yet well kept, clean and the collection itself is amazing. The owner stays to give the tour himself as well as...More

Thank JKirsten70
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had taken the WWII Bataan tour through Tripadvisor / Viatar, a tour I do not recommend. Located within the grounds of a nice little elementary school, the location of one of the April 1942 surrender. The absolute and unique highlight of this stop is...More

1  Thank Jim A
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

What makes this site worth visiting is the fact that a bataan death march survivor will be the one to take you through the exhibits and share her personal stories which you wont find in any textbook. They dont get paid so please do give...More

3  Thank Vanessa51910
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is located inside the elementary school so you need to really make your way to the back. The museum was kind sad but I suppose it has its own charm. The local historian was an elderly former teacher who was a young child...More

Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

toured the place with the war survivor as the curator, you can learn what transpired during ww2 as told by the volunteer curator. don't forget to give donations to help them grow

Thank sandugo
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This very underrated museum is found behind Balanga Elementary School in Barangay Talisay, Balanga Bataan. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the plaza itself. The Museum is situated near the actual site of the Surrender of Bataan of General Wainwright to Masaharu...More

2  Thank ezarra101
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a history buff so this place was literally like walking in a shoe store for me! So many amazing things to see and so much history to absorb! It got a bit hot though cause only one ac was working but didn't deter the...More

Thank anefallarme
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It is a small museum but really informative. The guide has first hand accounts of what happened during the war. She is kinda old but still very energetic. Sadly, taking pictures are prohibited on the first floor but it is allowed on the second floor....More

1  Thank Janelle D
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Located in the heart of Balanga Elementary School, this museum is also at the location of the WW2 surrender site (by the USAFFE/Philippines to the Japanese). Maintained by a non-profit organization, and manned by friendly local volunteers, who are mostly retired gov't employees. The museum...More

Thank Ted2000
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Kristelle G
12 May 2017|
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No they are closed only on a Sunday
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Jennifer D
8 October 2016|
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Response from WinWin A | Reviewed this property |
Everyday open:)
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