Forget your usual itinerary and take a quick turn discovering art in the city. We have enough museums in the metro, it just takes a strong will to visit them. In this day and age where people flock to the malls on weekends, why not try a little detour?
We listed some of the museums you can visit this weekend:
One of the oldest museums in Manila is a must-visit. It houses the biggest collection of paintings and sculptures. The very core of Philippine culture lives in here. Nation Museum is open from 10AM – 5PM from Tuesday to Sundays. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
One of our favorites is located at the heart of Makati. It houses the Ayala’s Gold Collection, a diorama of the Philippine history and special collections that change every now and then. Ayala Museum is open from 9AM – 6PM, from Tuesdays to Sundays.Visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
Yes, we have our own MET. It’s located in Manila, within the compound of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It is one of the first museums and was recently revamped to house local and contemporary art – from paintings to sculptures. MET also houses pre-historic gold and pottery collection. The Metropolitan Museum is open from 10 AM – 5:30 PM, from Tuesdays to Sundays.Visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
Another one at the Makati business district, the Yuchengco Museum at RCBC is one of the famous Filipino-Chinese museums in the country. It houses contemporary art and the private collection of the Yuchengco family. The Yuchengco Museum is open from 10 AM – 6 PM, from Monday to Saturday. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
Presidential Museum & Library
A merger of the Malacanang Museum and Library, this museum curates all official and historic documents of the Republic. The Presidential Museum & Library is open on Mondays to Fridays, on scheduled tours. You may reserve for spots at least two weeks in advanced. Visit their website to book and for more info.
Where else can we find the most interesting art works but at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The CCP museum contains permanent exhibitions that showcase traditional and local works of artists, as well as the Collection of Traditional Asian Musical Instruments. CCP also has galleries through out its 4-storey building. CCP is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10AM – 6PM. Visit their website to book or follow them on Facebook.