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Address: Rizal Avenue | Old City Hall Building, Mendoza Park, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 8700, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 48 433 2963
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Housed in the old City Hall building adjacent to Mendoza Park, this museum is a must see place. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is currently a nominee to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Philippines
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Housed in the old City Hall building adjacent to Mendoza Park, this museum is a must see place. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is currently a nominee to the New 7 Wonders of Nature and is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, together with the Tubbataha Reefs.

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Las Pinas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I wish that the collections were better arranged. Not too many interesting items on display. Needs some refurbishing

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

... and I'm even not talking about the facilities. It's nice to know a bit of history, but all facts are contained in one long long text beside the section, and no descriptions of the artifacts. So it seems like you're just looking at things. It could be nice if you could hire a guide to discuss the facts; if... More 

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Puerto Princesa City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went there to visit the and see what history to learn inside the place. A lot of things to learn about Palawan History. BUT for me i think there's a lot more needed to be added in the museum. My girls enjoyed the short visit (10mins). Entrance fee for adult 50pesos and for children it's 10pesos.

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Mandaluyong
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Palawan Museum is small. You can finish looking at every exhibit in 20 minutes or less. Entrance fee for Adults is P50. Not really a must visit but if you want a peek into the past of Palawan then go.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One has to give it to the people running this place -- despite their meager resources and the apathy towards museums and history and culture in general, they've managed to keep this place running. It could use a major boost, though, and need not look further than the nearby Palawan Heritage Center for inspiration.

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Rochester, New York
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21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Just an ok museum to me but its worth a visit! every person have different perceptions for me being in a very historic place I find this museum ok but not that so informative during my visit 2007! But as I said every individual is different!

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Veal Sbov
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Dusty and poor lighting and ventilation as well. The front desk will just let you roam around. Artifacts were not strategically displayed making it more and more boring as you roam around.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The place gives a good idea of the history of the area. However, there are no guides, no signages even in the area. It's small, but well-kept. No visible signs of dust, but quite warm to visit since it is not air-conditioned.

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Marikina, Philippines
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A nice little museum with interesting things inside. The fee is only 20 PHP. Good to visit if you have time to spare. Closing time is 4pm or 5pm I think. But for me I think The Heritage is much better and they have interactive displays.

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