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Silliman University Anthropology Museum

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Good quality University Museum

I've been to a number of University Museums throughout the Philippines and this among the best... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
John T
Cebu City, Philippines
Interesting visite.

it's not so often that we can visit a museum about our own local history. Very interisting for... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
Manila, Philippines
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Hibbard Avenue | Silliman Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6501, Philippines
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

the entrance to visit the place is at the main gate ,the walking is far, but the place is nice. the entrance is P30 no picture taking is allowed at the second floor where the antiques are located and it's airconed.What amazed me are the...More

3  Thank gemr0ck
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

I'm not really into museums and stuff like that but I was not bored at all with this mini tour. In fact I learned a lot of things here. From medicinal plants, archeological finds from nearby places, pre Hispanic cultures and historical events of our...More

3  Thank blazt
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Interesting discovery of the island and its people, cultural heritage and history. I learned something more of my ancestral beginnings...very educational, too.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I've been to a number of University Museums throughout the Philippines and this among the best - good size, updated facility, and well-lit. The Museum was established in 1970 by Dr. Hubert I. Reynolds, an American missionary member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)...More

Thank John T
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Located in the Rizal Blvd, just across the infamous tempura stalls. Small museum yet informative. hopefully they can preserve this historical place in longer years

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

it's not so often that we can visit a museum about our own local history. Very interisting for students or any other.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Aside from their cool aircondition against the hot summer, i really didn't find their artifacts interesting. Maybe because the museum lacks curator. The description printed in the artifact seemed general and doesn't convey deeper information

Thank Gilbert C
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The Anthropology museum of Silliman University is a must to visit if you are a tourist in Dumaguete City. The Hibbard building where the museum was located was built in 1930's in fact the stairs and walls are still in its original form. The museum...More

1  Thank Grace B
Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is a good museum to visit to get first-hand viewing of tools used on different historical ages of the Philippines. An infographic on the Philippine history is also inside the museum. The museum is open from 0830h - 1700h.

2  Thank jrmhstt
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The museum is quite small but it is filled with interesting pieces. There's so much to learn from what's displayed there. What I found to be most interesting are the ones from Siquijor and the burial jars.

Thank Paola F
Reviewed May 2, 2017

A very good collection of artifacts and anthropology of the Negros Island and nearby sites of the region. Interesting also to see a section showcasing Siquijor's mystic and traditional medical practices. A nice and educational place to rest and cool down after a stroll around...More

Thank XtinaNovember
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Housed in Silliman University's Hibbard Hall. It exhibits artifacts collected across Negros island and other sites near the region — unearthen jars, old and rusty weapons, precious stones, etc. The iconic Silliman Hall, the oldest American structure in the country, housed the anthropology museum long...More

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