Just like the Philippine Eagle Center, Museo Dabawenyo's website indicates that there are free tour guides in this museum.
Upon registering at the front desk and leaving our bags at the baggage counter, we were instructed where the museum entrance is. Wow, is that what the tour guide's role is? Or are we not worth their time because we are just fellow Filipinos? -calling the attention of this Museum's management.
The first level of this museum is filled with historical data printed on divider walls, along with pictures of past tribal leaders and miniature models of tribal houses. We need to read as much because the "great guides explaining Davao history"- (as experienced by daveblinx) are not there to assist us.
The most informative part of the museum is the TV which shows a few minutes video of Davao's transformation through the years.
We went to the second level where you'll see framed pictures of Davao's important structures' "before and after".
The place is well-kept, with good lighting, cold air-con, and there's a toilet for the guests' convenience.
It would've been a better experience, if just like our foreign tourist counterparts, we were assisted by this museum's "friendly and knowledgeable guides"-(according to Darrel H).
We felt alienated by our fellow Filipinos because perhaps their definition of "tourists" are equivalent to "foreigners"... :-(
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