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Address: Hibbard Avenue | Silliman Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6501, Philippines
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Worth a visit, nice break from swmming

Good little museum about pre-Spanish period of the Philippines and the local people of Negros. It was a nice way to learn something about Dumaguete and we appreciate the place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
Pemakorn P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Abulog, Cagayan, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you are an anthropology geek, you will love this museum. FOr just 50 pesos entrance, you can see artifacts digged in the province. I really didn't enjoy much except for the airconditioned room because they do not have curator to explain the display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

With artifacts dating to the pre-colonial settlements in Negros, the Museum houses a variety of artifacts, from burial jars to native jewelry and even a wooden boat coffin with actual remains in it. The museum is airconditioned and you'll also have a Campus Ambassador to take you around the campus and the museum itself. The museum has recently been transferred... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good little museum about pre-Spanish period of the Philippines and the local people of Negros. It was a nice way to learn something about Dumaguete and we appreciate the place more because of this visit.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was really nice to get an insight into how the country has developed over the years. Clearly being occupied by other cultures and their strive for independence has left its mark. The photos, artefacts and text leave you in no doubt as to the struggles this country went through to get where they are now Thouroughly enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The exhibits were the usual things that you see in a museum. I love going to museums since I was a kid and to me, having a more interactive exhibit would greatly be appreciated by kids who are still learning about our history as a culture/nation/people. It would be a shame if the younger generations would automatically dismiss the exciting... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Silliman University is part of our to do list while vacationing in Dumaguete City. Our only drawback is that we were not able to see the museum because it's being transferred to another hall inside the sprawling campus; our rating would have been excellent. It was compensated by the huge trees all over, by the seemingly contented students lounging around,... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

My companion was not interested so I went in alone. From the outside, the building is really impressive. Inside, the interiors are not as magnificent but you get to appreciate the old staircases too. The collections are very wide-reaching, from archeological finds to anthropological artifacts. They have woodwork, pottery, crafts and clothing samples, as well as impressive samples of Islamic... More 

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

My sisters and brother tour me in this place. I've got the chance to check the building. That day was sunny but the structure of the red toned rooftops stand out. We did not just pass there to take our group selfie but we decided the exterior and other historical artifacts.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

It was not easy to get to the museum as you have to get inside the university and we had to walk all the way back to the main entrance and walk all the way to the museum which was at the back of the university but the tour of the museum was worth it. I got to learn the... More 

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Kalinga Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Everything is interesting in this museum. But there is something that caught my eye: SORCERY section. Never did I encounter a section in museums I visited that exhibit sorcery and witchcraft except this one! Section on the sultanate of Sulu is another interesting section. Well maintained!

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