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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Saw their tarp at Plaza Cuartel and asked the tricycle driver to take us to the museum. It was very educational and interesting. The owner collected a lot of good stuff. Thank you for sharing it to the public. The curator was also very knowledgeable and patient with our oohs and aahs. Lol. As bf and i are fans of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small intimate museum with plenty of exhibits to appreciate. It was our first time there and we were surprise to be taken around personally by a member of the staff. Highly recommended for visit.

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Zhuhai, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I went here on National Heros Day. It was quite fitting to visit the museum on this day. Many pictures and artifacts of WWII in Palawan. Its small and feels very personal. I met the curator of the museum and thanked him for keeping the memory alive for the soldiers who gave their lives for freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a good place for world war 2 enthusiasts and their wide collection is so great! A place you should not miss when going to Puerto Princesa! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're a World War 2 enthusiast, this is a good place to visit. They have a collection of models and pictures depicting key events and people, as well as uniforms and weapons that the Allied and Axis powers used during the war. And the guides were nice, accommodating, and knowledgable. Overall, a very good place to see some pieces... More

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a privately owned World War II themed museum which actually just consists of two rooms. It details the important events from the first American colonists who set up a government in Palawan to the Japanese invasion during the Pacific war. The displays are pretty interesting: there are many vintage weapons and equipment that was donated to the museum... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely place, our tricycle driver bring us here, there a maintenance fees to pay before enter, lovely staff, very historical, it is all real and it is a private collection that is on display, we love it, due to Palawan itself is an strategic island for the allies, rich in history facts, wroth to visit if you are not out... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This WW2 museum is a nice little stop if you are doing a day trip of Puerto Princesa. Housed here is an impressive personal collection of artefacts,articles and pictures which provide visitors with information regarding Palawan and their involvement during WW2. There are different sections dedicated to information on other nations involved in Palawan at the time. The tour guide... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A small personal war memorabilia collection that the owner has very generously shared with the public. It is located nearby the airport so if you have already done your souvenir shopping and just want to see a bit more before you go, this can be a good place. Just a quick trike ride from airport. You would have to find... More

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The WW2 Memorial Museum features the private collection of one of the major members in said WWII battalion and one of the most prominent political families in Puerto Princesa City.

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