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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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A brief history of Palawan.

The museum will give you a brief history of the indigenous people of Palawan. The famous manunggul jar found inside the Tabon Caves at Lipuun. It will also give you a brief... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Bacolod, Philippines
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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to getting an introduction to the history and ecology of Palawan, but this museum offers only a perfunctory overview. The ground floor consists only a few amateurish paintings of fauna and flora and mere replicas of finds from the Tabon Caves. Nonetheless, it does give some sense of the rich prehistoric finds unearthed on the island.... More 

Thank Raymond W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

DONT GO HERE. This place is rally not word your time. So small and your Just on your own there. The entree is 100 peso, so that's not so much, bud still to much for wat you see there.

Thank Milou v
Bacolod, Philippines
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum will give you a brief history of the indigenous people of Palawan. The famous manunggul jar found inside the Tabon Caves at Lipuun. It will also give you a brief history of how the native tribes lived with artifacts coming from different tribes. They also showcase the artifacts retrieved from a ship wreck found on the waters of... More 

1 Thank gaiathecountess
Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This City museum had been existing for 19-20 years and is located in Palawan City hall. Entrance fee is 50 pesos for an adult. The museum gives you an insight of Palawan history and heritage and a little of the endangered species living in Palawan area.The only thing which is missing is itemized labeling of the displayed items - their... More 

Thank Vivian A
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536 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our whole experience at this museum was terrible. We arrived at about 1:27pm to see a sign that the afternoon session did not open until 1:30pm, but the door was open and staff at the counter, so we asked if they were open yet. A very grumpy woman, who seemed to want to be anywhere else except at work, reluctantly... More 

1 Thank ozvpm_andy
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153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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.

Thank HARI_2068
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

1 Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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21 reviews
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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 

1 Thank JeGoRe
Puerto Princesa City
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29 reviews
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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.

Thank Grasyah
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183 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank quadro

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