Best Museums in Davao City, Philippines

Are you looking for a place to learn, study, and enjoy at the same time? Somewhere you could explore different cultures, histories, ethnographies, arts, and more. Here we have listed the Best Museums in Davao City, Philippines.

  1. Museo Dabawenyo
Davao City's new Museo Dabawenyo to open in 2021 - City Government of Davao

This gallery exhibits the history and social legacy of Davao City. There are four changeless display exhibits. The Indigenous People’s Gallery shows a collection of expressions and creates rebellious melodic weapons and other artifacts of the diverse inborn bunches in Mindanao. 

The Moro People’s Gallery shows a group of scaled-down houses, pontoons, revolutionary melodic furniture, weapons, armor, and crowns utilized by Muslim individuals in Mindanao. The Modern Gallery shows classic and present-day craftsmanship, counting canvases and wood carvings. 

The Memorabilia Gallery shows period clothing, financial bills and notes, period furniture, and family actualizes in Davo history.

Location: 3H4V+2JW, Andres Bonifacio Rotunda, Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur

  1. D’ Bone Collector
BONEfide Animal Skeleton Remains at D' Bone Collector Museum

The small gallery was established by American Bone Collector Darrell D. Blatchley and opened in 2012 with the trust of teaching individuals to require care of the environment (a few of the marine creatures shown passed on as a result of ingesting plastic, for case). 

The collection, which has over 200 skeletons, incorporates protected remains, skulls and bones of bears, a lion, steeds, deer, monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, fowls, a dugong, and dolphins, but the prized ownership is the skeleton of a 41-foot sperm whale.

A few of these Blatchley have been collected from childhood; others have been given to historical centers worldwide, counting Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Location: San Pedro St, Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur

  1. Upside Down Museum
UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE MUSEUM (Davao City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

The Upside Down House Historical center in Davao City is the primary in Mindanao. It is not explicitly associated with the on in Kuala Lumpur, nor the ones in Manila, Cebu, and other cities. 

One of the proprietors expressed that they chose to open one when they returned from a trip to Kuala Lumpur. 

The KL Upside, Down House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was a celebrated traveler fascination. Since then, foundations with the same concept have come out nationwide. Presently Davao has its exceptionally claim Upside Down House Museum.

 They also said they would keep changing the museum’s concept each 18-24 months so everybody can continuously have something to see forward.

  1. Davao Museum of History and Ethnography
Udol - a wooden drum like instrument made out of a hollowed out log. -  Picture of Davao Museum of History and Ethnography, Mindanao - Tripadvisor

Davao Gallery is the city’s first ethnographic gallery. It exhibits the culture of the innate people groups (collectively credited Lumad) of Southern Mindanao, among which are Mandaya, Manobo, Maranao, T´boli, Bagobo, B’laan, Manobo and Mansaka. The gallery collections incorporate ancient maps of Mindanao and the Philippines, exchange containers, burial urns, weaponry, gems, unique decorations, melodic disobedient, tribal clothing, crafted works, and earthenware. There’s an uncommon segment exhibiting the importance of conventional cloth weaving, which is still being done today.

Location: 113 Agusan Circle, Insular Village Phase I, Lanang, Pampanga, Davao City

  1. Tribu K Mindanawan

Tribu K’ Mindinawan is included with the entrance fee to Davao Crocodile Park & you should make time to visit at the end of your trip. 

They offer daily cultural shows, but the must-see event is the fire dance on weekends. Space fills up fast, so after the last show at the crocodile park, quickly head over to a dining table for dinner, where you can get crocodile or ostrich steaks or a good seat to view the fire dance. 

The visuals and dancing fire of the dance will leave you in a trance and ready for an encore. The show starts shortly after dusk and lasts about 45 minutes, with a meet and greet of the very talented performers following the presentation. 

This experience is truly spectacular, and words cannot adequately describe what your senses are feeling.

Location: 3JX2+72C, Talomo, Davao City, Davao del Sur