Philippine National Museum – Quezon, Palawan Branch


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Not a lot knows of the existence of a Philippine National Museum – Quezon, Palawan Branch. But there is one, and everyone who visited the Tabon Caves Complex at Quezon, Palawan has stopped by this museum as point entry. Quezon is approximately 148 kilometers away from Puerto Princesa City, the provincial capital where the Tabon Caves Complex is located.

The Philippine National Museum – Quezon, Palawan Branch was formerly a station for museum fieldmen before it was developed into an orientation museum after the discovery of Tabon Caves. The extensive archaeological explorations and excavations of the Tabon Cave Complex was initiated by Dr. Robert Fox , an American archaeologist, then the Chief of the Anthropology Division of the National Museum from July 3, 1962 to June 30, 1965.

The museum preserves, maintains, and interprets the artifacts in situ of the Neolithic habitation site of ancient Filipinos and houses the ethnographic and natural history objects of the province. There is also a Sub-station 2 in Tawa-tawa maintains that preserves, and protects the Tabon Caves Complex located in the Lipuun Point Reservation where numerous archaeological artifacts have been discovered.

  • Operation Hours: Mondays-Sunday / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Holidays by appointment
  • Entrance Fee: Student, and Senior Citizen (with I.D.) = 10 PhP, Adult 20 PHP
  • Tabon Cave Complex permit are issued only up to 2:00 PM
  • Souvenirs are sold at the museum
  • Picture taking without camera flash is allowed

How to Get To Philippine National Museum – Quezon, Palawan Branch

  • Puerto Princesa to Quezon, Palawan
    Take a (Puerto Princesa – Quezon) van at San Jose Terminal, Puerto Princesa
    Travel Time: 2.5-3H, 200 PHP/pax
    Every hour from 5:00AM to 6:00 PM
  • Quezon Transport Terminal to Philippine National Museum – Quezon, Palwan Branch
    Take a trike and ask the driver to take you to the museum
    Travel Time: 5 minutes, 9 – 10 PHP/pax
  • Quezon, Palawan – Puerto Princesa
    Take a (Quezon – Puerto Princesa) van at Quezon Transport Terminal
    Travel Time: 2.5-3H, 200 PHP/pax
    Every hour from 4:00AM to 4:00 PM