Museums are the most important players in the development of a country's future. It measures how well the people preserve culture and tell the tale of its glorious history.
For a country very much searching for its own identity, the Philippines has made great efforts to retrace its historic pursuit to what is now a strong republic.
Some of our country's pieces of history is preserved and retold at the National Museum of the Philippines.
The National Museum of the Philippines is a government-funded institution assigned to facilitate and rehabilitate the historical pieces that are vital to the Philippine history. The National Museum, located at the former congress building of the Philippines in Manila holds the arts, natural sciences and other support divisions while its sister institution, the National Museum of the Filipino People houses the Anthropology and Archaeology Divisions. The National Museum of the Filipino People is located at the former Finance Building adjacent to the Agrifina Circle of the Rizal Park.
Both museums house countless galleries, exhibiting art pieces and historical artifacts like old vases from sunken chinese junks in the South China Sea, astrolabes used by the Spanish voyagers, paintings by renowned Filipino painters and more.
The museums are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 4:30PM with discounts on entrance fees for Filipino students and senior citizen.
The National Museum of the Filipino People building is also the site of the acclaimed opening of the Ms. Earth Pageant in 2006.
For more information, you may contact the National Museum:
National Museum of the Philippines
Teodoro Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Ermita
Manila, 1045 Philippines
Phone: +63 2 527 1215