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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

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Address: Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 999 656 2471

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A lot of work to prepare this place

Small entry change is $1 is worth it. Some great artefacts here...bit of a mismatch..but nicely done.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Ross M
Frankston, Australia

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice private museum. They have lots of WWII artifacts I haven't seen before. The staff was friendly and one nice young lady accompanied me throughout to answer any questions I may have had. I'd recommend this, especially if you are interested in WWII history.

Thank TheUglyDog
Frankston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Small entry change is $1 is worth it. Some great artefacts here...bit of a mismatch..but nicely done.

Thank Ross M
Bacoor, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Awesome place to learn Palawan's involvement in World War II, definitely you will learn a lot and the artefacts are all in good condition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Was able to appreciate the importance of Palawan during World War 2 as a strategic island for defence. We saw world war 2 bombs, rifles and even jeeps. We really enjoyed our tour in this place. Picture worthy. Recommended to Americans and Japanese and most especially Veterans.

Thank Amboy L
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Their pieces are very unique i hope they will do more in terms of the preservation process to make them last for a long time. The in house guide was very helpful and we learned a lot from her. It was an unforgettable memory!

Thank Jaey Marchaille S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a small but interesting museum, with a large personal collection. It is not a full day trip, but worth it when you have some spare time in Puerto Princesa and when you're interested in WO2.

Thank MiekJanne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A must, and a great if not the best recap of Palawan History pre WWII and beyond. Support this private venture and visit as it is educational and the only snap shot of Palawans history with a excellent collection in place.

Thank Artisanmanpalawan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday afternoon. No other visitors present. 30 Philippine Peso (roughly 65 cents USD) entry fee. Five display areas covering Filipino, U.S., Allied and Axis topics. Two WWII American jeeps on display, as well as various weapons, armaments, uniforms and photos of Palawan during the war years. Nice little museum - nothing fancy but unexpected and appreciated.

Thank Clarence_Beeks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

So happy we found time to visit WWII Memorial museum before leaving Palawan. It's just minutes from the Airport! Displays are packed with photos, artifacts and information about them. Take the 30 minute guided tour and then go back to the exhibits for a closer look.

Thank Brad B
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Filled with interesting items and displays Well maintained and lived but the staff that work there as a family concern Two great Willys jeeps and equipment from all the powers in WW2 Tell of the contribution of the local Palawan people in the struggle for liberty Well worth a visit Great for kids and good value

Thank Maxiesan

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