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

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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Adelaide
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379 reviews 379 reviews
93 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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 

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Philippines
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23 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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505 attraction reviews
595 helpful votes 595 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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44 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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
13 attraction reviews
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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