The Bontoc Museum was founded by a Belgian nun whose aim was to preserve the history and heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera region particularly that of the Ifugao people. Hence, this museum houses an array of authentic artifacts and photos reflective of Ifugao’s culture.
Before entering the museum, one will already be amazed with its façade and the building itself as it is patterned after a traditional Ifugao house. Once inside, the more will you be stunned with the various cultural treasures you’ll see.
The cultural and artistic assortment ranges from traditional costumes, tools used for hunting and farming, and various photographs of headhunter warriors and the like, and even American missionaries and their attempt to convert the locals of the region. Even archaeological materials dug within the caverns of the Cordillera region plus some Chinese ceramics are displayed in the museum.
At the back of the museum is a replica of an Ifugao village with several kind of houses. Visitors can even go inside these houses and have a closer look at various objects natives use for daily living. This is where one can take a lot of photos since taking pictures inside the museum is prohibited.
Admission Fee: Php65
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am – 5pm, Sunday 3:30 – 5pm
Address: Bontoc, Mountain Province, Cordillera Administrative Region (The museum is near the plaza and basketball court for your reference).
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[…] It contains an extensive collection of artifact, old and new photos, accessories, weavings, books, magazines, and other reading materials. These depict the rich Cordilleran culture especially that of Bontoc and Kalinga. The architectural design of the museum is a cultural beauty in itself. Apart from the main buildings, there is a backyard surrounded with the traditional I-Bontoc dwellings. Entrance fee per person is 120 pesos. The management strictly prohibits taking of photos inside the museum. […]
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