The world celebrates International Museum Day May 18, and there's no better way to observe the occasion than to pay a local museum a visit.
Invite friends and family to look at the rich culture of the past as these museums around Metro Manila will be waiving their admission fees to mark the celebration.
The museum is offering free entrance May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It showcases collections from Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Carlos “Botong” Francisco.
Yuchengco Museum is located inside RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala Avenue and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue in Makati City.
Ayala Museum is a home for Philippine heritage, and serves as proof of Filipinos’ rich craftsmanship. Among its highlights is its collection of archaeological artifacts including the Gold of Ancestors: Pre-Colonial Treasures in the Philippines.
This museum is located in Makati City. In light of the International Museum Day, they will offer free admission to all galleries from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 19.
Metropolitan Museum of Manila
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila will also be part of the celebration of the International Museum Day. It will open its doors for free on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
They will also have a free guided tour by 2 p.m. and free film showing of Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch’s "Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus" at 3 p.m.
It is located at the BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila.
The country's first children’s interactive museum is open for free to all walk-in visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 18.
Aside from playing in their interactive theme rooms, museum-goers can also experience the museum’s regular programs: a folk dance presentation at 10 a.m., storytelling at 2 p.m., and shadow play at 3 p.m.
It is located at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila.
Bahay Tsinoy is a museum that showcases life-like dioramas. The articles in this cultural hub depict the life of Chinese and their influence in the country.
It is located at Intramuros in Manila.
The National Museum
For almost three years now, museum-goers can enjoy free admission to the National Museum. Admission to all branches of the museum nationwide are also free of charge.
– With reports from Shane Dela Cruz, Daniel Velasco, and John Lerry Marin