Saturday, April 10, 2010

Revisiting the National Museum of the Philippines - Museum of the Filipino People

Since yesterday, April 9,2010 was a National Holiday, my brother and I visited the Manila Ocean Park in the morning and the National Museum in the afternoon.

I'll write about our Ocean Park adventure in my next post.

My brother and I decided to visit the National Museum because we wanted to see again Juan Luna's masterpiece - " The Spoliarium, " and at the same time reacquaint ourselves about the History of the Philippines.

The National Museum is made up of the National Art Gallery which is located at the Old House of Congress opposite the Wall of Intramuros while the Museum of the Filipino People is at the left side of the National Art Gallery at the Finance Street.

First stop is the Museum of the Filipino People

This museum holds thousands of artifacts salvaged from the warship-San Diego, that sank near  Fortune Island, just outside Manila Bay. The San Diego was a Spanish Battleship that clashed with the Dutch's Mauritius when the Dutch tried to invade Manila in the 1600s. 

It also showcase the anthropological and archaeological treasures of the early Filipino civilization.

Here's the Exhibition Directory that showcases the Galleries you will see inside the Museum of the Filipino People.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The entrance fee is P100 for adult while students with valid IDs and senior citizen is at P30 and P60 and it's FREE every Sunday.

Picture taking inside the museum is now allowed provided that it's not a DSLR camera..

Click this for my post on the National Art Gallery

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