List of Museums in Manila and Beyond (Entrance Fee, Museum Hours)
UPDATED: January 2014
It's sad that Museums in the Philippines are always empty, except students on field trips and a handful of foreigners, where visitors of the National Museum in one whole year can be matched by people at SM Megamall or SM Mall of Asia on a single day.
A certified museum geek that he is, Tutubi painstakingly compiled this list of museums in the Philippines for all like-minded individuals wishing to discover their cultural and historical roots as well as curious tourists seeking to discover more the the Philippines of yore and get to to know heroes carved in stone, painted on various surfaces or preserved in various forms.
This is in celebration of May 18 as International Museum Day declared by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Note that this is a work in progress and will be updated once information is available. Should you know of other museums not listed here, do leave a comment and the information or links. Sourced mostly from Tutubi's knowledge of the place and/or news items with links provided below.
Museums in Metro Manila
The National Museum of the Filipino People
Address: former Finance Building, Padre Burgos Street, Rizal Park, Manila
Museum hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Entrance/Admission Fee: PhP150.00, Student PhP50.00, Senior Citizen PhP120.00
How to get there: Located on Rizal Park (Luneta), it's just walking distance from LRT U.N. Avenue station or via jeepneys passing by Taft Avenue or Mabini.
Directions to National Museum: from Makati, it's best to drive towards Roxas Boulevard then turn right on P. Burgos (after passing Rizal Park/Luneta). The museum in on the right, near the corner of Taft Avenue and across the National Art Gallery. Parking is available at the museum compound.
National Museum entrance fee
National Art Gallery
Former Senate Building near The National Museum and Manila City Hall
Burgos St. Manila
Centerpiece of Juan Luna's Spoliarium and various other artworks
How to get there: From Quezon City or Quiapo, better take jeepneys with signboards of Mabini and alight in front of the neo-classical building.
National Art gallery entrance fee
Rizal Shrine and Museum
Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
features memorabilia of Jose Rizal, Philippine National Hero
How to get there: Board a jeepney in Quiapo with signboard Pier and alight in front of Palacio del Gobernador near Manila Cathedral. A short walk towards the gate of Fort Santiago with a minimal entrance fee.
Archdiocesan Museum of Manila
Address: 121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No.: +63.2.492.1616 ext. 222
Casa Manila Museum
Address: Plaza San Luis Complex corner Gen. Luna & Real Streets.
Museum Hours: Open daily except Mondays from 9am-6pm
Museum Admission price/entrance fee: PhP75.00 PhP50.00 (senior citizens)
Roxas Blvd near Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Remarks: Visit also Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gold Room, a walk-in vault underneath the Metropolitan Museum with impressive collection of old paintings and ancient gold ornaments of pre-hispanic Filipinos. This is Tutubi's favorite museum, besides the National Museum.
How to get there: Board the orange shuttle at LRT Vito Cruz station going to CCP Complex.
Alight at the corner of Roxas Blvd and Pablo Ocampo then walk towards BSP gate
BSP Money Museum
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo St., Manila
How to get there: Board the orange shuttle at LRT Vito Cruz station going to CCP Complex.
Alight at the corner of Roxas Blvd and Pablo Ocampo then walk towards BSP gate
Postal Museum and Philatelic Library
Address: Manila Central Post Office compound.
Remarks: Hidden at the third floor of the building of the Security Inspection Services Division and Postal Police Force
It is the oldest museum in southeast Asia. Allows the public to view the country’s rich repository of stamps and items used by the post office through the years including: Old mail boxes, typewriters, awards, paintings, stamps, philatelic magazines, as well as books and catalogues.
Makati Avenue beside Greenbelt 4
Remarks: Try not to miss the Ayala Museum Gold Room. There also is a “virtual copy” of the Boxer Codex, the 16th century manuscript is one of the treasures in the Lilly Library in the University of Indiana in Bloomington
How to there: Walking distance from MRT Ayala Avenue station. From LRT Buendia station, ride the bus with signboards Ayala/Rustans and drop off at Rustans (or Rufino Tower/PBCOM) then walk towards the museum with a fountain in front.
Makati Museum (Museo Ng Makati)
JAddress: P Rizal St. cor. A. Mabini St., Makati
Tel. No.: +63.2.818.5223
Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino (CCP Museum)
a humanities museum that has displays on the works of Filipino traditional artists and preserves Filipino artistic traditions. Permanent exhibits include
significant Filipino artistic traditions and the CCP Collection of Traditional Asian Musical Instruments from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, Thailand, China and South Korea.
Kalayaan Hall – the old Executive Building built in 1920– at the heart of the Malacañang Palace complex
open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Official Website: http://www.op.gov.ph/museum/
Tel: 63-2 7364662
Fax: 63-2 7361120
Remarks: by appointment only. See details on the official website
How to get there: From Quiapo, ride a jeepney going to San Miguel (terminal near Ilalim/ Quinta Market and Globo de Oro street near the Golden Mosque)
Admission: PhP50.00 adults, PhP30.00 children
G/F RCBC Bldg, Ayala Avenue corner Gil Puyat Ave (Buendia)
How to get there: From LRT Buendia Station, board a jeep going to Guadalupe and alight in front of RCBC Tower (after crossing Ayala Avenue). Alternatively, from MRT Buendia (Gil Puyat) station, board a jeep going to Washington or bus with LRT/Leveriza to take you there (alight in front of The Columns condominium before crossing Ayala Avenue then walk to the other side)
Entrance Fee: PhP100.00
San Agustin Museum
Beside San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila
How to go there: Board a jeep bound for Pier in Quiapo and alight in front of Manila Cathedral.
You may walk to San Agustin or hire a pedicab
Exhange Rd, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
huge collection of rare books and art pieces on display and research purposes
Lopez Museum(largest collection of both Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo paintings as well as Rizal artifacts)
How to get there: from MRT Ortigas Avenue station, it's just a short taxi ride away.
Bahay Nakpil Bautista,
Bautista St., Quiapo, Manila
With artifacts of Gregoria "Oryang" de Jesus, the widow of Andres Bonifacio, who re-married Nakpil. The original home of Juan Luna's "the Parisian Life" now on display the at GISI Museum
How to go there: board a jeepney bound for Quiapo then alight at the corner of Hidalgo and Quezon Blvd. Walk towards
Hidalgo (East side going to San Sebastian) then turn left on Barbosa St.
Camp Aguinaldo, EDSA, Quezon City
Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s uniform and hand-written letters of Apolinario Mabini.
Aerospace Museum of the Philippine Air Force (PAF)
Address: Sales Street corner Andrews Avenue, Villamor Air Base in Pasay City near NAIA Terminal 3
Entrance Fee: P20. Jet simulator fee between P75 and P150.
Museo ng Katipunan
formerly Museum of the Philippine Revolution
Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan
The UST Museum of Arts & Sciences
Mezzanine, Main Building
University of Santo Tomas
Open Tuesdays to Fridays - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Admission fee: Students - PhP20.00 / Adults - PhP30.00
Bantayog ng mga Bayani Museum
Quezon Avenue near corner EDSA
Museum dedicated to the victims, heroes and martyrs of Martial Law under President Ferdinand Marcos
How to get there: It's walking distance from MRT Quezon Avenue Station, near the jeepney terminal plying the EDSA -UP route. From Quiapo, you may ride jeepneys with Fairview / Lagro signboard.
Veterans Federation of the Philippines’ Museum, Library, Archives and Theatre,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City displays of tableaus and pictures of war veterans particularly guerillas and Peftok (Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea) veterans (Korean War)
Museum is open Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. till 4 p.m., except during lunch time.
Entrance fees are P75 for adults and P50 for students.
Telephone Number: +63.2.838.9148
Museo Pambata ng Maynila
What: Let children discover more about the environment, science, crafts, the global village, etc. via hands-on exhibits and interactive displays as well as enjoy featured activities like storytelling sessions.
Location: Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila
When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8 AM -5 PM; Sundays, 1 – 5 PM
How much: Children and Adults - P100.00, Manila residents (with valid ID) free on Tuesdays and 50 percent discount on other days; street children, infants (under two years), museum workers, teachers (with valid ID) free
Telephone numbers 5231797 to 98; 5360595
How to get there: Jeepneys in Quiapo with signboard Pier will take you there after passing by Intramuros and South Harbor gates. Alternatively, from LRT UN Avenue Station, walk towards Padre Faura St. and board jeepneys going to Pier, alight at the corner of South Drive, cross Roxas Boulevard towards the children's museum.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna Street
How to get there: Jeepneys in Quiapo with signboard Pier will take you there. Get off in front of Manila Cathedral.
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: +63.2.928.1927; +63.2.981.8500 locals 4021 to 24
Fax Number: +63.2.928.1925
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays closed
PhP 20.00 - UP students, alumni, faculty and employees
PhP 30.00 - Non-UP
Free - Every Wednesdays for UP students, alumni, faculty and employees for a group less than 10.
Marikina Shoe Museum
Address: J.P. Rizal St, Barangay San Roque, Marikina City
Museum Hours: 8-12 to 1-5PM Monday - Sunday (Closed on Holidays)
Admission Fee: P20 per person
Location: J.P. Rizal St,Barangay San Roque, Marikina City
Museum Office: +63.2.430.9735
Marikina Doll Museum
Marikina Sports Complex, McDonald’s corner Sumulong Highway,
Barangay Sto. Niño, Marikina City
Entrance Fee: P25.00
When: Everyday, 8 AM – 12 NN and 1 - 5 PM
Tel. No.: +63.2.430.9733; +63.2.430.9735
Belen Museum and Miniature Museum,
V. Gomez St., Barangay Sta. Elena
When: Everyday, 8 AM – 12 NN and 1 - 5 PM
How much: Entrances P30.00 each
Tel. No.: +63.2.430.9733; +63.2.430.9735
Iglesia Ni Cristo Museum and Gallery (INC Museum)
Location: INC Central Office, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Exhibits posters and dioramas depicting the Iglesia's beginnings, culture, rituals and practices.
How to get there: From Quiapo or MRT Quezon Avenue station, hail a jeepney bound for Fairview and get off in front of the church.
West Crescent Park in Bonifacio Global City
conceived by the Bonifacio Arts Foundation Inc. (Bafi)
Remarks: the museum features the story of the atom, the varieties of life, the mystery inside the earth, the majesty of the universe and the evolution of technology. the museum’s main galleries on the ground level are called Atom, Life, Earth and Universe. Another gallery devoted entirely to Technology will be on the upper level.
Address: 4/F Tesoro's Handicraft Shop
325A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila
Honors the life and achievements of the National Living Artists Awardees of the Philippines (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or Gamaba).
Museum hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m./Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Telephone: +63.2.524.3936 to 40.
Subdivision 1, Brgy Marulas, Valenzuela City
Features life and memorabilia of the Katipunan particularly Dr. Pio Valenzuela from whom the city was named
Remarks: it's beside Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Museo De Sta. Ana
Poblacion, Taguig City
the repository of artifacts detailing the rich religious culture and history of Taguig since 1857
LRTA Museum and Activity Center (planned)
The museum would showcase the latest in railway technology for the appreciation of students and enthusiasts. There will also be a children’s center which offers creative, interactive and educational activities to increase visitors’ knowledge of the railway industry.
Kaban Ng Hiyas Ng Lungsod Ng Mandaluyong
Mandaluyong City Hall, Maysilo Circle
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Museums:
The Bencab Museum is open 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. It is a project of the Bencab Art Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports activities related to the arts and environment. Visit www.bencabmuseum.org
Center for Ibaloi Heritage and Loakan History
Loakan Elementary School near the airport in Barangay Loakan, Baguio City
St Louis University Museum of Arts and Culture
This museum is a good place to learn about the cultural heritage of the Cordilleras. Situated in a university building, the museum displays a range of relics and artifacts including an ancient coffin. A museum curator is always on hand to answer any questions and offer interesting snippets on information about the local culture.
Phone: +63 74 442 3043.
Gen. Luna road, Baguio City
The Aguinaldo Museum is an interesting place to spend some time and sits beside the huge statue of General Emilio Aguinaldo, which also serves as an important Baguio landmark.
The museum and statue are on General Luna road in an area of the city referred to locally as ‘Jungle Town’.
Baguio-Mountain Province Museum
A showcase of Cordillera's the mountain culture. The displays include a number of relics and artifacts showcasing local traditions. The museum buildings designed in the style of the mountain provinces.
Benguet Provincial Capitol, La Trinidad, Benguet
Open Hours: 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri)
Provincial museum containing ethnographic materials relating to the indigenous people of Benguet.
Kabayan Branch Museum
National Museum, Kabayan Branch
Proprietor: National Museum of the Philippines
Open Hours: 8am-12pm; 1-5pm (Mon-Sat)
Kabayan Museum's attraction are the preserved mummies of Kabayan Mummy Caves said to be about 500 years old, one of the Philippines' national cultural treasures. It is a burial caves that holds mummies sited in Kabayan especially in the Timbac Caves. It also features the culture of the Ibaloi and the Kankanaey.
St. Louis University Museum of Arts and Culture
St. Louis University, Baguio City
Tel: +63.74.442.3043; +63.74.442.2793 loc. 260
Bontoc Museum, Bontoc (capital town of Mountain Province)
Region I: Ilocos Region
Ilocos Norte Museums
Museo Ilocos Norte and Library
Address: General Luna St., Laoag City.
Tel. No.: +63.77.770.4587
Batac, Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur Museums
Padre Burgos National Museum Branch
Address: Padre Burgos House, Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Open Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Magsingal National Museum Branch
Magsingal, Ilocos Sur
La Union Museums
Artifacts of Bolinao history and social-geography
Dagupan City Museums
The Museo Ilocos Norte and Library serve as repositories of archival documents, books, artifacts, photographs, recordings and other aspects of Ilocos material culture.
Region II Cagayan Valley
evidence of paleolithic Philippines that disproved the wave migration theory
Nueva Vizcaya Museums
People's Museum and Library
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Former seat of the provincial government which houses Novo Viscayano history and heritage.
Isabela Museum and Library
Old Capitol Building in Ilagan, Isabela
Features a gallery exhibit & collection of antiques such as artifacts, fossils, ethnographic items, heirloom pieces, visual arts (photographs, paintings, sculpture, graphic arts); historical and cultural dioramas, miniature models of provincial landmarks, among others.
Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Santiago City Museum at Balay na Santiago
Santiago City, Isabela
Originally built as the ‘Palasyo del Barrio’ or Barangay Hall of Calao West, Balay na Santiago is a reconstruction of a typical Spanish colonial house modeled after Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s house in Kawit, Cavite. It showcases historical artifacts relevant to the city plus interesting sites and traditions.
Balay na Santiago looks like a reconstruction of a bahay na bato with the facade modeled after the Aguinaldo Mansion in Kawit, Cavite.
Region III Central Luzon
Nueva Ecija Museums
National Food Authority Grains Industry Museum
Address: Central Luzon Regional Office McArthur Highway, Cabanatuan City
Contact No.: +63.44.463.1233; +63.44.463.1167
Museum Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Maria Clara Museum,
memorabilias of Maria Clara, one of Jose Rizal's girlfriends
Aquino Center and Ninoy Aquino Museum
MacArthur Highway, Tarlac, Tarlac
Near the entrance of the Luisita Industrial Park in Tarlac City
The centerpiece of the Aquino Center
Location: Residence of the noted Pampango artist, Dan H. Dizon, President of the Kamikaze Memorial Society of the Philippines (KAMESO). On display are World War II mementos, particularly those of Kamikaze pilots of Japan. Other interesting facets of the museum are the different helmets used by the Axis and Allied powers of World War II.
Museo ning Angeles
Location: in front of the Holy Rosary Parish Church
Contact Number: +63.45.887.4703
Reamrks: Housed in a 1920 edifice and Angeles city’s former “municipio” (town hall). There is a planned construction of The "Culinarium" the country's first culinary museum
Museo Ning Betis
Archdiocesian Museum and Archives (City of San Fernando)
Houses antiques and exquisite works of art depicting Pampanga’s rich cultural heritage.
St. Peter’s Parochial Church (Apalit, Pampanga). Built between 1629 and 1630, it is located at the town plaza. Its ceiling and dome are filled with beautiful paintings.
Center for Kapampangan Studies (CKS)
museum of various Kapampangan heritage, old books and newspapers
Barasoain Ecclesiastical Museum
beside Barasoain Church, Malolos Bulacan
Region IV Southern Tagalog
Academic Building of the MMLDC Foundation, Inc.
Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal
reconstructed house of Rizal clan
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos Laguna
museum dedicated to rice and rice artifacts.
UPLB Museum of Natural History
College of Forestry and Natural Resources campus, UPLB
The Museum of Natural History houses a diverse collection of more than
300,000.00 Philippine animals, plants, microorganisms, and other artifacts living
plants can be seen in the hortorium near the bridge going up to Forestry campus.
The Museum can be found immediately to the left of the archway going into the
The Museum is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is
open to the public for a fee of P20.00 adult and P 10.00 children. For
reservations, contact (049) 536-2864.
UPLB Entomology Museum
3/F Institute of Biological Science Bldg., College of Arts and Sciences, U.P. Los Baños
Features the different species of the insect world from the smallest bug to the biggest moth.
Pila Municipal Museum
Showcases the memorabilias of former Laguna Governor Felicisimo San Luis and mementos from Laguna towns
Aera Museum (Escudero Private Museum)
San Pablo City, Laguna
Aguinaldo Trial House
The house in Maragondon, Cavite, where a military court tried Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio and his brother Procopio, has been turned into a museum commemorating a significant, if dark, episode in our history. Its centerpiece is a life-size diorama recreating the trial scene.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
Museo dela Salle
Philippine Navy Museum
Fort San Felipe Naval Base Cavite
General Malvar Museum and Library
Sto. Tomas, Batangas
General Malvar is the last Filipino General to surrender to the Americans
Apolinario Mabini, "Brains of the Katipunan," was buried
On the resort owned by Ricky Reyes, several artifacts excavated on the place revealed
Gintong Yaman Ng Quezon Museum
Provincial Health Building, Capitol Compound, Lucena City
The museum houses a collection of the memorabilia of former president Manuel L. Quezon. A large section of the museum contains the personal belongings of the former prominent people of the province.
Palawan Puerto Princesa National Museum
showcases the history, culture, music, arts and crafts of Palawan that include artifacts from the Tabon caves.
Museum hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn, and 2:00 p.m. to 5: p.m.,
Monday to Friday except Wednesday.
Address: Old City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City.
How to get there: take a tricycle or multicab plying the Rizal Avenue route
Oriental Mindoro Museums
Puerto Galera National Museum Branch
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Region V: Bicol Region
Camarines Norte Museums
Camarines Sur Museums
Museo de Concilliar de Naga
pre-Hispanic burial urn at the speaks of Bicol’s Ibalon epic starring King Handiong, according to a study of a Filipino anthropologist. Dr. Zeus Salazar
Colegio De Sta. Isabel Museum
Colegio de Sta Isabel, Naga City
Legaspi City Museum
Legaspi City, Albay
Daraga National Museum Branch
Daraga, Albay, Bicol, Philippines
Museums in the Visayas
Region VI: Western Visayas
Museo De Sta. Monica
Museo De Rosendo Mejica
251 Lopez Jaena St., Baluarte Molo
Iloilo City, Iloilo
Panay Peace Memorial Museum
Bankers Village IV, Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro District, Iloilo
contains reading materials about the war, photographs and video clips. It also hosts memoirs and personal letters of Japanese soldiers who died in the war
Negros Occidental Museums
Features collections of Dizon-Ramos family and glimpse of their lifestyle
Bernardino Jalandoni House Museum
Remarks: stradivarius violin, oldest books, century-old-pieces of furniture, wooden refrigerator, visual art collection, and hacienderos’ kitchen wares.
Hofileña Heritage House, Silay
Remarks: with National Historical Institute marker, has priceless art collections, printmaking workshop and family story
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Old Agricultural Building along Gatuslao Street,
Region VII: Central Visayas
Cebu Provincial Museum
The Museo Sugbo
Address: old Cebu provincial jail, M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
Remarks: has four galleries detailing Cebu’s past. Six more galleries are set to be opened in the future, two of these will house the National Historical Institute’s Museum of Philippine Political History while three others will showcase the artifacts of Cebu’s pre-colonial past, together with an art gallery to be installed by the National Museum
Cathedral Museum, Cebu City
Fort San Pedro
Location: between Carcar Church and and City Hall building
Negros Oriental Museums
Silliman University Anthropology Museum
Silliman University, Dumaguete City
Region 8: Eastern Visayas
Northern Leyte Museums Southern Leyte Museums
Northern Samar Museums
Eastern Samar Museums
Western Samar Museums
Museums in Mindanao:
Zamboanga City Museums
Zamboanga del Norte Museums
Zamboanga del Sur Museums
Region X: Northern Mindanao
Central Mindanao State University Historical Museum
Central Mindanao State University
Cagayan de Oro City Museums
Iligan City Museums
Lanao del Norte Museums
Misamis Occidental Museums
Misamis Oriental Museums
Museum of Three Cultures
Capitol University Campus, Cagayan de Oro
showcases the history and artistry of the three major culture groups in Mindanao: the “lumad” (indigenous peoples), Moro and lowland migrants, particularly the Maranaos of Lanao (Ranaw), the Matigsalug, Higaunon and Tigwa Manobo tribes of Bukidnon, and the lowland Visayan migrants of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities.
Museo de Oro (Xavier University Museum)
Cagayan de Oro (CDO)
Museo de Oro has a core collection built by Fr. Francisco Demetrio, the compiler of that wonderful two-volume “Encyclopedia of Philippine Folk Beliefs and Customs.” An interesting display is an authentic menu of the French banquet of Malolos Congress
Zamboanga National Museum Branch
Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City
Region XI: Davao Region
Davao City Museums
Zonta Bldg., Insular Village Phase I, Lanang
Davao del Norte Museums
Davao del Sur Museums
Davao Oriental Museums
Region XII: SOCCSKSARGEN
Cotabato City Museums
General Santos City Museums
South Cotabato Museums
Sultan Kudarat Museums
Cotabato National Museum Branch
Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Center, LTP 12 compound
Region VIII: Caraga Region
Agusan del Norte Museums
Agusan del Sur Museums
Butuan City Museums
Butuan Regional Museum
Near Butuan City Hall and Balangay Hotel
Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City
Agusan del Norte
actual balangay on display at the museum and excavation site
Balangay Shrine Museum
Dinagat Islands Museums
Surigao del Norte Museums
Surigao del Sur Museums
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Lanao del Sur Museums
Mindanao State University Natural Science Museum
2nd Floor Aga Khan Museum Building
Mindanao State University, Marawi City
Jolo National Museum Branch
Capitol Site, Jolo Island, Sulu
Tawi-Tawi Ethnological Museum
Sulu Collge of Technology and Oceanography
Mindanao State University, Bongao
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:00 PM,
- At May 21, 2009, 9:56:00 PM, tin-tin said...
gusto ko mapuntahan museo pambata
- At May 22, 2009, 11:13:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
tin-tin, museo pambata is near luneta, manila ocean park and manila hotel
- At May 23, 2009, 6:21:00 AM, Mari said...
I didn't see one, repeat ONE, museum back home when I was living there. I lived in the suburb of Manila, and I have not even heard that we had one then. They must've popped up just a decade or so ago. Oh, gosh, I feel old now. LOL
In any event, I'll try to see one of them when I visit home. One particular painting I would love to see is the Spolarium.
Thanks Tutubi for this post. It's very informative.
- At May 25, 2009, 10:53:00 AM, carlotta said...
wow, super thanks for the info. susyurin ko muna ang mga nasa manila :)
- At Jun 2, 2009, 4:07:00 PM, mayumi said...
wow! I knew there are lots of museums in the Philippines, and I consider myself well traveled. I didn't know there are actually a lot I haven't been to in Manila even! Thanks for the list!
- At Jun 5, 2009, 11:44:00 PM, Layrayski said...
That's quite a list! I've been to Manila for 2 months and I've been meaning to go to the national museum but I still haven't done so. thanks for the added push! =)
- At Jun 13, 2009, 10:11:00 PM, said...
I love you blog, by the way. Been following it for quite sometime.
I'm a museum buff too! You should do visit the Batangas City Museum. I've been there once and it's not your typical museum. It's quite new and it reminds me of Ayala Museum :)
- At Jun 30, 2009, 4:05:00 PM, said...
thanks for the museum listing! i now have a ready reference for those weekend getaways.
- At Oct 18, 2010, 2:00:00 AM, said...
We should keep the tradition of Bahay Na Bato, like Jose Rizals Bahay Na Bato in Calamba without that spanish garbage and be more like our neighbors in Asia, we’re not spanish we’re Asian!.
- At Oct 18, 2010, 12:02:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, unfortunately the bahay na bato is a product of spanish and filipino fusion. you can't simply throw away the spanish influence as part of history but I do agree we need to have our own identity far from the western looks we all strive, yet fail to do
- At Aug 5, 2011, 7:25:00 PM, Manali India said...
All the museums are great and all the details are truly useful for the we tourist, we always think that all the great things are preserved there to see.
- At Feb 10, 2012, 6:53:00 PM, said...
i thought national museum is open on tues-sun...
- At Oct 25, 2014, 4:31:00 PM, said...
Thank you so much for this list. I visited the Bahay Nakpil-Bautista on a school tour years ago, but some personal circumstances forced me to leave the tour early, and I was so sad to realize I couldn't remember the name or location of the house! You've helped me jog my memory. I hope they're open next week so I can go see it again on my trip to Manila.