Monday, November 7, 2011

National Museum of the Philippines (First Stop: The National Museum of the Filipino People)

Filipinos, specially those who are living in Metro Manila and those who love to travel, have you ever been to our National Museum?

My first time was in grade school, and that was during our field trip. Well, after almost two decades, I decided to visit again the Museum, and this was because I don't have enough money for an out-of-town trip, and I want to see something different during my restdays.  So people of the Metro Manila, if you are thinking what to do in the metro, besides malling or eating, why not try to visit historical places.  It turned out my visit was a worthy and learning experience.

Our National Museum consists of two adjacent buildings, one is the National Museum of the Filipino People and the other building is the National Art Gallery.

First stop, some info and photos of National Museum of the Filipino People... (next post is about the National Art Gallery)

The Museum of the Filipino People is located at the old Department of Finance building in Rizal Park. This is a four-story museum. It houses the anthropology and archaeology division of the National Museum. Here you can find wreckage from a Spanish battleship called San Diego where many artifacts were recovered like jewelries, potteries, coins, and war weapons.  You can also find an exhibit about the origin of the Filipino nation, pre-historic Philippines and some of its archaeological treasures.

Below are some photos of the Museum of the Filipino people.

National Museum
P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free admission on Sundays

Entrance:  Individual Fee (PHP)
Student: 30.00
Senior Citizen: 80.00
Adult: 100.00
National Museum of the Filipino People (the Old Department of Finance bldg)

Manunggul Jar, a burial jar

Marble Hall (inside the Museum)

1 comment:

  1. That looks an awesome place. I'm gonna try to visit it. I'm pretty sure me and my friends are going to love it. Try visiting Art Museum in Manila, you'll love it too. Anyway, Thanks for sharing!