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Information about Bontoc Museum

4.5
75 Google reviews
Type
Museum
Location
Guinaang Rd, Bontoc, 2616 Mountain Province, Philippines
Distance From City Center
420 m
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.5
Number of reviews
75

Bontoc Tribal Museum

Bontoc Tribal Museum in Mountain Province showcases how Igorots have already a well-organized culture, headed by tribal elders during the pre-colonial times. 

The main Igorot tribes included in the museum are the Ibaloi tribes (Benguet), Bontok (Easter Half of the Mountain Province), Kankana-ey (Western Mountain Province), Ilocos Sur and some parts of Benguet, Kalinga and Ifugao (Ifugao). 

Also in the museum were Abra's Tingguians. Tingguian also means "mountain people". The museum’s architecture is modeled on the old Bontok hut with a pointing roof. 

 

How to get there

The museum is located in Guinaang Road, Omfeg, Bontoc, Mountain Province. It is a 15-20 minute walk from Bontoc Town Hall. You can also opt to ride a tricycle going here.

 

Best time to visit

Bontoc Tribal Museum is open every day. Opening time is 8:00, closed for lunch at 12:00, then re-opened at 1:00 p.m. and closed at 5:00 p.m. 

 

Entrance fee 

There is a minimum entrance fee to Bontoc Tribal Museum.

Frequently asked questions

What are the other features in Bontoc Tribal Museum aside from the display of Igorot culture?

A mini Bontok tribal village is situated on the back of the Bontoc Museum. It's a recreation of what was once a Bontok village.

What is inside this mini village?

In this mini village, you will see how systematic the society and culture of the Igorots. You have huts that can be a residency home, a dormitory, a hotel, a sitting room, etc, that can be used as a basis for the development of modern society.