Balay Negrense used to be the ancestral house of Victor F. Gaston. The house was built in 1897. The structure was used by Victor and his twelve children from 1901 until Victor’s death in 1927. It was left unused and abandoned in the mid-1970’s until the Negros Cultural Foundation was able to acquire the house from the heirs of Gaston thru a donation. Repairs and restoration was done thru the support and donations from prominent families and the Department of Tourism. Balay Negrense Museum was inaugurated on October 6, 1990.
If you’re flying to Negros, Balay Negrense is a few minutes away from the airport. It’s at Cinco de Noviembre Street a few blocks away from El Ideal Bakery. It’s a good stop before heading to Bacolod.