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Museums in Davao City

A visit to a city would not be complete without going to its museum. These are repositories of information not just also for tourists but also for locals and residents alike. Davao City has several museums that serves not just as tourist attractions but also as veritable knowledge centers for Dabawenyos young and old.


Davao Museum of History and Ethnography




This is perhaps Davao City's oldest existing museum, it was opened to the public in 1977. The museum is located inside Insular Village, a residential community developed by Don Enrique Zobel who along with his brother Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala donated the lot to the Zonta Club for the establishment of a museum.

The museum showcases the rich history of Davao, the exhibits include cultural dioramas, religious artifacts, old maps and photographs, dresses, handicrafts and instruments of the region's indigenous peoples. On several occasions the museum hosts several thematic exhibits presenting the historical and artistic aspiratio…

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