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World War II Museum

Dumaguete-Valencia Road, Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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I've been to a number of museums in the Philippines that have collections of WWII material, but the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
John T
,
Cebu City, Philippines
Discover historic WW2 artifacts and history related to the Pacific War on Negros Oriental

Easy to find on the main road from Dumaguete to Valencia. A good collection of WW2 related... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
DSHAUS
,
Seattle, Washington
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Dumaguete-Valencia Road, Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I've been to a number of museums in the Philippines that have collections of WWII material, but the home of this private collector outshines them all. Felix Cata-al, or "Felix de Cat" as he is referred to by his friends, has been foraging the foothills...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Easy to find on the main road from Dumaguete to Valencia. A good collection of WW2 related artifacts and history from the Pacific War specifically related to Negros Oriental. Items have been recovered from the jungle and preserved that may well have been lost for...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Mr Cata-al, the owner and preservationist of this private collection, and his team have unearthed artifacts mainly related to WW2 and the battle in Valencia. Mr. Cata-al who's father fought during WW2 has a passion for history and his tales are mesmerizing. Spend a little...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not to miss a visit if you're a World War 2 history buff. Located in the town of Valencia outside Dumaguete City. I suggest you rent a motorcycle in the city to get here. Walk-in visitors are welcome by the very entertaining collector. He will...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I went there yesterday and I was so impressed with all the WW11 items on display, I enjoyed talking to the man who has been collection this items since the age of 5 and still does today, he has even found bones...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

As a WW2 history buff, this was an amazing experience. Felix has been collecting WW2 artifacts from the former battlefield near his home for decades. Much of the appeal is the shear volume of items---spent and unfired ammunition, personal items, equipment, and even bones. He...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This was our best stop. This place is a gem and we tarried longer than planned as Mr Cata-al himself was there to entertain questions and was eager to explain details of his massive collection of memorabilia. He started at the age of 5 and...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Part of my van tour, very interesting history in the museum and all collected and deactified by the owner who gives you a guided tour through the exhibits, all collected locally on the battle fields in the hills and mountains. This is a must for...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Felix Cata-al's awesome war museum can be found in Valencia, Negros Oriental, just a few minutes' drive from downtown, Dumaguete City. On any given day one can find Mr. Cata-al waiting and ready to regale any visitor who wanders in with WWII trivia that beats...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This was an interesting stop if you like history, the owner's father was in WWII so he has been collecting memorabilia and artifacts since he was 5 years old, you will find all kinds of unusual and interesting stuff.

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