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Top 10 Museums To Visit in Manila
Culture, science, shoes, and everything in between.
By: Andrea Ang  |   Published on: May 21, 2012 - 7:00am

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( They're not typically top-of-mind when thinking of something fun to do. For most of us, after all, our last and only memory of a museum is probably from grade school, when a visit was a requirement, and we were told to keep quiet, stay in line, and "Don't touch anything!"

But museums these days are quite a different animal--sometimes, even a revelation, with the potential to open your eyes and mind to new interests, and interactive exhibits that actually encourage you to try, touch, or even smell. Thankfully, Manila has its fair share. Here, a few worth visiting.


Photos by Andrea Ang and courtesy of The Mind Museum

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  • musketero
    national museum kesa museo pambata...
    Oct 08 2013 @ 08:38pm     Reply  
  • marie
    @bloom & Anna Karina:
    I was thinking the same thing. If there is one museum (or should I say, two, because there are two buildings) Filipinos must see, it's the National Museum of the Filipino People and the National Gallery of Art. So much has changed in the National Museum since our elementary field trip days, thanks to efforts in revitalizing the place since the late '90s.

    Manila is home to many museums and, of course, for the sake of this article, only ten can be featured. I do hope, though, that this list encourage more people to visit museums.
    May 23 2012 @ 10:31am     Reply  
  • bloom
    What? The National Museum isn't on the list?
    May 23 2012 @ 05:41am     Reply  
  • Anna Karina
    It's too bad the National Museum is not on the list, the Spolarium is a must-see. UP's Vargas Museum also has interesting pieces, aside from the exhibits.
    May 21 2012 @ 10:51pm     Reply  
  • hailtree
    Incidentally, International Museum Day is on the 18th of May each year. I don't know how many museums in the Philippines are members of the International Council of Museums, but if they were, they're required to open doors to the public free of charge every May 18.
    May 21 2012 @ 10:31am     Reply  
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