The Museo Dabawenyo is translated as ‘museum of the people’ and is run by the Government of Davao with the private sector.. It was first opened to the public on 14th March 2008. This museum showcases the history and culture Davao City and is a great place to visit to get to know the essence of the city. It is popular among tourists and locals alike. The Indigenous People’s Gallery displays dioramas of the the tribes and communities of Davao city. The Moro People’s Gallery displays musical instruments, weapons and armour as well as miniature houses and boats. The Contemporary Gallery showcases wood carvings and paintings ranging from modern to classical pieces. In The Memorabilia Gallery you will find old clothes, coins, medals and many more on display. The museum also hosts regular exhibitions from local artists, artisans, schools and businesses so try to visit one these when you get the chance. The Museo Dabawenyo is also known for having the best collection handmade artifacts in the city.
Free of charge
More than an hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families or children
Indigenous People’s Gallery, The Moro People’s Gallery, The Contemporary Gallery, art exhibitions, handicrafts, historical artifacts
There are no prayer facilities at the museum. But Muslim travellers to the area will find Mosques near the location which are Piapi Mosque and the Davao City Islamic Centre close by.
There are a few Halal restaurants near the museum and within the city. However, do not hesitate to ask staff if they serve Halal food at their restaurants or you can get help from some locals.