#BFT2014 | Side Trip to BenCab Museum

The BenCabMuseum is quickly becoming one of the must-visit attractions of Tuba Benguet, with a wide range of interesting works of art for visitors to admire. Although the museum complex is the main attraction in the property, visitors can also enjoy great spots such as the man-made pond with a gazebo in the middle.

Bencab Museum

BenCab Museum is one of the most interesting spots in Benguet. It is a four-storey-building that houses the works of the National Artist for Visual Arts, Mr. Benedicto Reyes Cabrera better known as "BenCab". 

Occupying several hectares of land, the museum is tucked in lush landscape, with plenty of trees and plants that soothe the eyes and provide a pleasant backdrop for the contemporary building. More adventurous visitors can also take the eco-trail hike to better admire the scenery and enjoy Benguet’s cool mountain air.

Bencab Museum
Eye-catching Art at the Museum's Entrance Area

As the main feature of the tourist destination, the museum is truly a marvel to explore. The expansive lobby at the first floor welcomes you to the museum, already offering visitors a glimpse of what to expect on the succeeding floors. Some art works are already featured on the first level.

Bencab Museum
The Main Feature of Level 1  is the 32  variations of Sabel (2008) glaze on Mariwasa Tiles 239x239 cms. 

It is on the second level that visitors get to admire the genius works of Ben Cabrera. Of course, like many artists, many of his works are owned by patrons or exhibited in other museums; thus, the collection is just small compared to what one would expect from a national artist to make during his lifetime.

sabel BenCAB
Images of "Sabel" at the second floor. Sabel is the iconic muse/ inspiration of BenCab photograph by pinasmuna

Bencab Museum
The National Artist's Bulol Collections

Bencab Museum
Bulol, is a carved wood in human figurine representing "Anitos", the Ancient Gods of Ifugaos. Bulol is also called as Ifugao Rice God

"Bulol Images" photograph by

A part of the second level is also set for BenCab’s bulol collection, Cordillera collection, and the indigo gallery featuring various renowned artists. Tucked at a far corner is the erotica gallery. Just as its name implies, the gallery features several art work celebrating sex; thus, an advisory is posted by the door, informing readers that the gallery contains various imagery which could be offensive to minors and certain individuals.

Bencab Museum

Bencab Museum
Strictly for Adults' eyes ONLY

Bencab Museum

The third level features contemporary art galleries, a maestro gallery, and more bulol art.

Bencab Museum

Bencab Museum

The expansive property also features authentic Ifugao huts that visitors can also check out while touring.

Bencab Museum
Ifugao's traditional hut in the middle of man-made pond fronting Cafe Sabel, the restaurant located at the ground floor of the Museum

Bencab Museum
TEAM #BFT2014 with Mr. BenCab: (from left to right) TM, Edgar of, Mervs of, Stacy of, Billy of Galaero-escapetravels, Glen of, the National Artist for Visual Arts- Mr. Benedicto R. Cabrera, Ramil of, Rina of SimplyRins, and Mike - the traveling panda  photograph courtesy of Simply Rins

The BenCab Museum charges a reasonable entrance fee of just P100 (regular) per person and is open daily, except Mondays, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is easily accessible via public transport options, with jeepneys available from the Baguio City Market or taxis from anywhere in the city.

(re-published) from BenCab Museum

Museum Hours
  • The museum is open Daily from 9:00 am to 6:00pm Daily except Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Last entry at 5:30 pm.
Museum Admission
  • Regular Admisssion – P 100.00
  • Student, Senior Citizen, or PWD (with ID) – P 80.00
  • Child no taller than 42” – FREE
  • Rate is same as above but with guide fee of P 100.00/group of 15 or less
  • Secure your admission tickets and present it to the museum’s guide upon request. Present a valid ID to avail of the student/ senior citizen rate.
Guided Tours
  • Guided tours of the Museum and Eco-trail may be arranged at the reception.
Personal Conduct
  • Museum visitors are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Children must be supervised by their parents or an adult  at all times. Shouting, running, and/or rough play are prohibited.
  • Still photography for personal use is permitted. Flash and tripods are not allowed. Video recording is permitted at the Museum lobby only.
  • Guests are requested to stand at least 12 inches away from the Museum displays to prevent any accidents. Touching of any artwork/artefact, leaning or resting on pedestals and Museum walls are strictly prohibited.
  • Sketching is permitted in the galleries, (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8.5x11. Easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor are not allowed.
Food and Beverages
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum nor in Café Sabel. Food and drinks are allowed only in Café Sabel and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
  • Pets are not permitted inside the Museum.
  • The Museum is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed within the building.
Bags and Parcel
  • Large bags and parcels may be left in the reception counter although the Museum will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
  • The Museum is protected by surveillance camera.

Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,
Tuba, Benguet, Philippinesss
Telephone: +63 74 442-7165
Mobile: +63 920 530-1954

DISCLOSURE| Visit to BenCab Museum of the National Artist for Visual, BenCab, is a side trip during Baguio Food Tour 2014. BenCab Museum is one of the sponsors of the 2-day #BFT2014.


#BFT2014 | Happened on March 02-03, this 2day event aims to showcase and treat your eyes with some of the best culinary treats in Baguio City. This is our way to welcome summer 2014 in the country's Summer Capital - Baguio City. This 2- day Food Tour in the City of Pines was made possible by Victory Liner and Azalea Residences together with Le Chef at the ManorRancho Norte and Happy Tummy in Ketchup Food Community, Alfoncito’sTradisyon: Pinoy Comfort FoodSage, and Rasa Pura. Special thanks to Bencab Museum at Tuba, Benguet.

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  1. A must visit museum in Codillera Region. Hahaha! Swerte na natin na in last minute naabutan pa natin si Ben Cab! Grabe na starstruck ako sa kanya! A National Artist sa harap ko! Woah!!!!

    1. Tumpak bro! The BenCab is such a humble man #starstruck!

  2. Oh, wow! The scenery is amazing. And some of the adult sculpting is very, uh, adult.

  3. wow! what an amazing museum. Absolutely beautiful.

  4. Great collection of images in bencab museum and i'm very happy to see this cool collection.


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