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Silliman University Anthropology Museum

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Address: Hibbard Avenue | Silliman Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6501, Philippines

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Lots of learning

The museum is small but you can learn a lot from the exhibits. It's a good rest place after strolling the campus because it's cold here. Ü Worth visiting when you're in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Balanga City, Philippines
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Binangonan, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 before it was transferred to Hibbard Hall. What piqued my interest the most is the... More 

Thank DJ R
Balanga City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but you can learn a lot from the exhibits. It's a good rest place after strolling the campus because it's cold here. Ü Worth visiting when you're in the area.

Thank Lenglu
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Relics of the past and artifacts are here. These are what they found from their excavations. The former building that housed the artifacts is a museum piece too.. That's my opinion because it stood their for more than a hundred years since the founding of Siliman Univercity.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The museum was already transferred to Hibbard Avenue from Silliman Hall. Entrance fee is Php 50. The museum is dedicated to excavation finds.

Thank Alex F
Baguio, Philippines
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The aircon setting was too cold! But probably needed for the artifacts. My toddler enjoyed our self-tour. Staff friendly.

Thank ewdfianza
Abulog, Cagayan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you are an anthropology geek, you will love this museum. FOr just 50 pesos entrance, you can see artifacts digged in the province. I really didn't enjoy much except for the airconditioned room because they do not have curator to explain the display.

Thank Gilbert C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

With artifacts dating to the pre-colonial settlements in Negros, the Museum houses a variety of artifacts, from burial jars to native jewelry and even a wooden boat coffin with actual remains in it. The museum is airconditioned and you'll also have a Campus Ambassador to take you around the campus and the museum itself. The museum has recently been transferred... More 

1 Thank reymansy
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good little museum about pre-Spanish period of the Philippines and the local people of Negros. It was a nice way to learn something about Dumaguete and we appreciate the place more because of this visit.

Thank Pemakorn P
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was really nice to get an insight into how the country has developed over the years. Clearly being occupied by other cultures and their strive for independence has left its mark. The photos, artefacts and text leave you in no doubt as to the struggles this country went through to get where they are now Thouroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The exhibits were the usual things that you see in a museum. I love going to museums since I was a kid and to me, having a more interactive exhibit would greatly be appreciated by kids who are still learning about our history as a culture/nation/people. It would be a shame if the younger generations would automatically dismiss the exciting... More 

2 Thank Jessica W

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