Belau National Museum

Belau National Museum information

Prices
full US$3.00
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-16:00
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Lonely Planet review

This nifty little museum features exhibits from all eras of Palauan life, including artworks, photography, sculpture, storyboards and more. As you move between floors it is fascinating, and more than a little eye opening, to trace the history of colonial occupation on the island.

The museum grounds contain a striking wood-and-thatch bai (communal meeting centre), carved and painted with depictions of Palauan legends. Although a recreation of an older bai that burned down in 1979, it's built in the traditional manner, constructed of rough planks with notched jointing and set above the ground on stone stacks.