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Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue | Old Capitol Complex, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 919 593 1265
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Learning Bohol's history and culture

I have been to Bohol 3 times but only now did I visit this museum. Best way to start a Bohol travel is to visit here, in my opinion. You will know how the island came to be, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Caryl Anne G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Bohol 3 times but only now did I visit this museum. Best way to start a Bohol travel is to visit here, in my opinion. You will know how the island came to be, the sacred crops, the livelihood, diverse fauna and flora. Then when you visit all the tourist spots, I think you will appreciate... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our main reason for traveling to the Phillipines was to see the Tasier, so this was a must do for us. The sanctuary where the Tasier are looked after is in Bohol island, so it's a bit of a trick to get to. We was impressed of the set up and the way the creatures were treated and protected was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A rather small place, but a great introduction to Bohol if you are just a little interested in the culture of the places you visit. Small entrance fee, I paid only 20 pesos. You'll get explained how the chocolate hills was created, a bit about the maritime culture of the people, the animal life of the island and so on.... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit if you seek history. Though the building is not so physically inviting but history is interesting.

Thank Livycious
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This museum offers a great overview of the nature and history of the Philippines in general, and the island of Bohol specifically. It's not large, so you can stop by anytime you are in Tagbilaran City and enjoy it.

Thank Liz R
Cebu City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

a must place to visit if u are in Bohol. I been to a few places in the Phils.. but so far Bohol is the friendliest town iv ben to. With all those smiling faces that greet you the moment u step on the port. Surely you will be proud to your friends showing your pic taken at BOHOL NATIONAL... More 

Thank ping920
Las Pinas, Philippines
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96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The Bohol Museum is situated in the city. Entrance is P10 per head and the rate is these tours equals the quality of what you will see or experience. They did try to present the history, culture and archaeological artifacts of Bohol, but the museum was just too sad-looking. A few skulls and mandatory bones there, some fossilized clams here...... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Museums are among my favorite places. It speaks a lot of the place's history, culture, traditions, and ancient technology. It excited me to know there's one in the City of Tagbilaran, and so we paid a visit. I was touched by the staff's sincerity - including the guard - trying to explain to us the displays. They even tried to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I understand that the museum will be moved to a better location soon, so this review cuts the museum some slack. Currently, the exhibits, while interesting and highly informative, obviously appear to have been placed there temporarily. Some exhibits are better than others but if you take the time to go through everything, you'll get a good sense of Bohol's... More 

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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

all was good. you will have time for yourself here. the staff was helpful and the items and artifacts are well preserved.

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