Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet province
The BenCab Museum is a project of the BenCab Art Foundation, a non-stock organization that supports activities related to the arts and environment. There are 12 founders of the organization and Azalea Residences together with group of media , bloggers and Instagram users visited the museum.
Ben Cab Museum facade
The museum and the restaurant is getting a lot of positive reviews from both local and international travelers . There is also an Eco- Trail , where one can visit the forested area for 2 to 3 hours trek to at least half day trek. There is an additional fee for the tour guiding, briefing and trek .
an ifugao hut , native hut and forested area
The forested area were planted with pines and other native trees by Mr. Ben Cab and his artists friend . Although there is a portion of the property where non-native trees species ( like mahogany and african tulip trees ) and exotic ornamental plants like bromeliads are incorporated in the landscape .
back portion of the museum
trip advisor and visitor’s guide
Among the well-known personalities who form part of foundation included Mr. Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera – Founder , Mr. Rico Hizon ( television and international anchor ) , Mr.Bobby P. Gopiao ( bonsai and antique furniture collector ) , Professor Ambeth Ocampo ( historian, professor , author and columnist) among others.
It was in early 2008 when we have heard from local people around Tam-Awan Village that Mr. Ben Cab is constructing a museum / workshop / gallery within Benguet and Baguio area.
Unfortunately , We were not able to visit the museum/ gallery in our last visit in 2011 , as we went to different places like BSU and farms around Benguet , missing the opportunity to visit the famed place.
32 variation of Sabel glaze on Mariwasa tiles 2008 – Edison T. Co Seteng Patio
National Artist Ben Cabrera’s art collection in a four-level building. This is also where BenCab lives and where his actual workshop is located. Exhibits of exciting contemporary artists in Manila and Benguet can be found here, too.
We are fortunate to have spotted Mr. Ben Cab while queuing at the main lobby of his museum / workshop area.
There are different galleries , each are thematic which focuses on a particular theme , sketches, drawing , paintings, sculptures , contemporary art works , artifacts , furniture . There is also a museum shop , where interesting art works , view cards and postcards by Mr. Ben Cabrera are being sold.
Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(last entry at 5:30 pm). Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Admission to the Museum:
General admission – Php120
Students with valid school ID – Php100
Seniors/ PWD with valid IDs – Php80
Special rates for student & organized groups with minimum of 30 guests
EcoTrail tour – same as above