May 18, 2019

In case you haven’t heard, it’s International Museum Day today and truly, what better way to celebrate the occasion than to have your own cultural excursion around the city. The abundance of galleries in Metro Manila is a testament that the local art scene is thriving.

Likewise, our museums also prove just how rich and diverse Filipino culture is, and the good news is that a lot of them are becoming more accessible to the public. But on top of that, what’s really noticeable is the public’s enthusiasm and support for the culture and arts. This is what should matter the most, especially when we’re living in an age where historical structures are being torn to the ground.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines previously listed 26 history museums all over the country that offer free admissions.

(READ: 26 history museums all over the country that you can visit for free)

But in light of International Museum Day, museums around the metro have waived their admission fees until tomorrow. Check them out below:

May 18

    • Yuchengco Museum

    • Museo de Intramuros

    • Bahay Tsinoy

    • Destileria Limtauco Museum

May 18 and 19

    • Casa Manila Museum

    • Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum

May 19

    • Ayala Museum

Otherwise, you can also visit these museums for free all year round.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art & Design
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of Anthropology
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila (free admissions every Tuesday)


Header image by Danica Condez

Read more:

Ruins of San Ignacio Church in Intramuros now a museum

The definitive guide to Manila’s museums and galleries

26 history museums all over the country that you can visit for free

Read more by Jill Chua:

Feeling sick? You might just need to go to the museum

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