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Bataan World War II Museum

J.P. Rizal Street | Balanga Elementary school, Balanga City, Luzon, Philippines
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One of our best days!

A must do if visiting Balanga and Bataan. We arrived here, expecting a very basic museum with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William G
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
must experience historical tour

a good way to make your kids or students (or anyone for that matter) learn about world war 2. went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GirlwiththeMujiHat
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Rizal Province, 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 6 days ago

A must do if visiting Balanga and Bataan. We arrived here, expecting a very basic museum with little to do. However the staff there made it extra special all of whom are ex-teachers or volunteers. There are lots of items to look at and see,...More

Thank William G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good way to make your kids or students (or anyone for that matter) learn about world war 2. went here with Bataan tourism, I couldn't have enjoyed more our trip because of the tour guide we had with us. I recommend you book a...More

Thank GirlwiththeMujiHat
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We drove to visit this museum as so much history here in Bataan. Being Australian I love the WWII history of the Philippines and Bataan was at the heart of the Lurzon fronts. This historic site housed the Japanese and is now a small museum....More

Thank samanthajoanne1974
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a cool museum. The tour guides are retired teachers and a must see . It's behind the front of the school so it's sort of hidden. The old building where the Japanese officials were house/offices were converted to classroom. It was hot when...More

Thank Cindylou1000
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

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