Palawan Puerto Princesa National Museum - Palawan Attractions

Palawan Puerto Princesa National Museum

Old City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City


This museum offers both history exhibits and art exhibits letting visitors learn about the culture of the area as it changed over time. It includes unique exhibits such as displays of ancient musical instruments used by original settlers in the area. The Puerto Princesa National Museum features exhibits on art, music, history and local culture. Many of the displays focus on findings related to the prehistoric civilization based at Tabon Cave, and visitors can view ancient pottery, hunting implements and musical instruments. There are also collections related to the Spanish colonial period, with several antique pieces collected from the area around Fort Cuyo. An onsite library holds several volumes of books related specifically to local history and ethnographic findings. The museum is located in downtown Puerto Princesa near the Old City Hall. This museum showcases the history, culture, music, arts and crafts of Palawan. On exhibit are archaeological, geological, ethnological collections, such as jars and porcelain, hunting and trapping tools used by ancestral man, musical instruments and brass ware, some artifacts from the Tabon Caves,as well as antiques and Spanish era artifacts found near Cuyo. Books on Philippine history, anthropology, archeology, entomology, literature, and flora and fauna are also found. Museum hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn, and 2:00 p.m. to 5: p.m., Monday to Friday except Wednesday. A minimal fee to get in the museum is charged.


It is located at the Old City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City. From the city proper, one can take a tricycle or multicab plying the Rizal Avenue route.



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