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Culion Museum and Archives

Culion Hospital, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Should be the first stop of any visit to the town

Culion is such a historic town considered to be the center of the Calamian before it was turned... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Manila, Philippines
A good starting point for exploring this quiet gem in Palawan

The Culion museum is a great start to learning about this beautiful island in Palawan, which is... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Manila, Philippines
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Culion Hospital, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Culion is such a historic town considered to be the center of the Calamian before it was turned into a leper colony...learn all about it in the Museum before starting to explore the town. The Museum will nuance all the markers you'll find everywhere in...More

Thank jrdcastro
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The Culion museum is a great start to learning about this beautiful island in Palawan, which is much more than a former leper colony. I visited in November 2010 (this is a very late review!) and made arrangements via Hermie Villanueva, +639213948106 or +639956606070, a...More

Thank JoP_PH
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This museum constantly reminds me of hope . It is full of history and memories how the treatment of Leprosy evolved. It has pictures of the efforts , researches and works of scientists and doctors who worked hard to help the Hansenites get treated. It...More

Thank Cabulihan
Reviewed 15 February 2017

For my study and for curiosity, I took a brief trip to Culion in January. It becomes one of my most unforgetble experience in South East Asia. To walk on the street of Culion in the dawn is amazing; you seem to go back through...More

Thank Wen-Hua K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We spent 3 nights and 2 days on Culion island. We didn't have much information about the island before we visited (just a paragraph or two in the Rough guide) but were lucky to be introduced (via tour operator Vivian of Coron Divers in Coron...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The museum showcases the history of the island and how it became a haven for lepers. The tour guide we got was actually a grandson of a leper so he was able to narrate some personal experiences. The only problem I had in this place...More

Thank Lenglu
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

It took me back many years ago when Culion was the dumping place for lepers. It has many memorabilia like pictures, coins, list of Culion Sanitarium directors, map and other articles. It is a must see to understand the discovery of the treatment through research...More

Thank Cabulihan
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Nice island which can still be considered as 'off the beaten track' really easy to go there by boat from Coron. A lot of history which is represented in the museum and around town by informative signs. Nice, chill and historical get away

Thank LDtravelLD
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I brought my mom and aunts to Calamianes Islands visiting the islands of Coron, Busuanga and Culion. Among the many tourists places we visited, this was their favorite. Not only did they validate their information on history, they felt emotional as we journeyed back in...More

Thank Jungle_flycatcher
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Culion museum shows the beauty of the whole island and its past. Being a leper colony from the time of the american occupation. Collection of pictures of patients showing on how they became a community who govern themselves. I wasn't able to take pictures of...More

Thank AaronCris
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