Bataan World War Ii Museum
- Address: Jose Basa St, City of Balanga, Bataan, Philippines
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
The Bataan World War II Museum in Bataan was built as a tribute to the heroes of the World War 2. This museum building is also a site at which Major General Edward P. King Jr. surrendered to the Japanese forces in order to prevent further destruction. The surrender site monument is also located inside the museum campus. Other collectibles include artefacts and dioramas of the area from the WWII, including the infamous POW death march.
Bataan World War Ii Museum Reviews & Ratings
The best place to visit first before touring other historical spots in Bataan. It has preserved some artifacts and buildings relevant to the Bataan Death March and World War II timeline. Kudos to the museum volunteers who relate the stories behind the mementos. Located within the Balanga Elementary School compound; museum fee is 50 pesos/head.
Not much artifacts to qualify as a museum. But the retired teachers who maintains this place are all great. One of them is Lola Maria, she was 19 when the Bataan battle happened. She explains the history and all her experiences passionately, kids love hearing her stories. Great place to stopover when in Bataan.
I learned that my prior conception of WWII atrocities was inadequate. What the Phillipino people endured was Hell on Earth. Thank God MacArthur returned! God bless those souls that suffered so painfully.
This museum holds precious and memorable moments during the war. I learned a lot about Philippines thanks to this museum. They collect donations to keep this open. No photography allowed :( Add this place to your list to see :)
Good information. May we never see this repeated.