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Belau National Museum

Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 2265
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300 metres from main street, on a hill.

Taking into account that the country has 20 thousand inhabitants, have a national museum not stamal... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Girona, Spain
Get the back story on Palau!

It's easy to just enjoy the stunning beauty of Palau but we suggest a quick visit to the Belau... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Larry F
Florence, Oregon
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This museum contains native work, past and present, and shell and stone money, which is now used as family jewelry.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
+680 488 2265
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Taking into account that the country has 20 thousand inhabitants, have a national museum not stamal entrance price. 10 $ (like the other museum), tells the story of the country, with a spatial emphasis on the German, Spanish and Japanese. Tine also a nice souvenir...More

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It's easy to just enjoy the stunning beauty of Palau but we suggest a quick visit to the Belau National Museum to learn about the history. You can learn about early explorers, why the Yapese came to mine stone money on Palau, what roles the...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Learned a lots history. Bought an amazing story board. No complain for ten dollar admission fee.

Thank MimiKanazawa
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This museum covers the entire history of Palau. It has a well preserved Bahamas. And it also has an outstanding gift shop.

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Best shopping in Koror is the gift shop, even if you are not a museum person. I purchased a lovely storyboard for about half the price and better quality than other venues. The Museum itself is small, allow 1 - 2 hours maximum. It is...More

Thank ELizBoston
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There was a lot of reading. Very good informative reading. It gave a very good review of the history of Palau. I was talking with our cab driver on way back to hotel and as someone from Palau it was interesting to hear him talk...More

Thank sjkoen
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are interested in the history of Palau, you must see this museum. It has exhaustive information about the country's colonization by the Spain, Germany, Japan and the US. While the info may not be complete, it gives a good background.

Thank rosemary201
Reviewed 9 March 2017

OK, so we know Palau doesn't have much in the way of museum curators.....and this is one of two private museums that has taken a shot at it. That being said, it's worth a few minutes for some thinking about the Palaun independence movement and...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum has humble but informative collection of artifacts and documents on Palauan history and ethnography. Outdoor presentation includes traditional Bai house and remains of the WWI. There is also a small caffee, a souvenir shop (with reasonable prices comparing to other places in Koror)...More

Thank Artur D
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum very much. The indoor exhibits were much more informative than the outdoor exhibits and were particularly good at explaining the consequences of changes in colonial powers had on the islanders. But don't miss browsing the bookstore. I picked...More

Thank BoulderLad
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