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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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small place with interesting tidbits

Admission was free. Location right in the middle of centre town (with small local shopping centres and markets) of Tagbilaran. If, like me, you just arrived in Tagbilaran, didn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
Kat T
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Admission was free. Location right in the middle of centre town (with small local shopping centres and markets) of Tagbilaran. If, like me, you just arrived in Tagbilaran, didn't immediately hire a tour guide / taxi for the day when you got off the ferry, went to centre town to look for lunch, and had a bit of time to... More 

Thank Kat T
Kawit, Philippines
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I stumbled upon the museum on my way to do some malling. It affords visitors some knowledge about Bohol. it is small though and does not house that many artifacts. I appreciate the fact though that the city allocates resources to maintain such an establishment

Thank STCast25
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is not the biggest, greatest or best museum in the world with an exhibit to keep you busy for hours, but it did what it was suppose to do... Educate about the past. The building itself is not that big and it will take you only 20-30 minutes to walk through (great if you have some time on your... More 

Thank Renrewdoe
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Nice museum in bhol, find the historical moment. Tarser is fantastic animal primate, also there really learn bohol culture

Thank jedjurgen
Rajahmundry, India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

please do visit this place.Maintain silence as Tarsiers do sleep during the day and stay awake in the night..only 6 are left for visitors and rest were under observation.

Thank sasikiran p
Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The visit was below average, due to no one explain to you what is the special on this animal. The visit took less than (5) min and just look without any explanation.

Thank Nwrzx
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is a very good place to start learning about Bohol's history, specially how this rocky island was formed over millions of years. There are also archeological finds on display.

1 Thank ThadzEngaling
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I'm glad that I decided to swing by the place when I was walking along the Tagbilaran city area and looking for something to eat. The entrance fee is only 10 pesos and it is definitely worth it. The museum is properly maintained and cleaned. I have learned a lot of things about the Bohol history specially how the chocolate... More 

1 Thank Jackquelyn i
Bohol Island, Philippines
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

this by far is not the best place to visit if touring Bohol, there are so many other places to see. Bohol is beautiful and should be appreciated outdoors mostly, but if you want traffic nightmare, too many trikes and not such a great experience, please do feel free to stop here...

Thank Mark W
Manila, Philippines
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 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 

1 Thank Caryl G

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