(SPOT.ph) Good news for those who missed the free museum days at the National Museum of the Philippines! Effective today, July 1, admission to the museum is permanently free of charge.
"Enhancing universal access by all Filipinos to what we proudly exhibit as our national patrimony and heritage has always been a primary concern, and with this new policy we hope to reach more people than ever before, both by encouraging visits to our museums, and by bringing the National Museum's programs and resources to communities throughout the national capital and all the regions of our archipelago," the National Museum said in a statement on their Facebook page posted on June 30, 7 p.m.
Entrance to the museum used to be P150 for adults, P120 for senior citizens, and P50 for students. Free general admission also applies to other National Museum-maintained facilities such as the Kabayan Branch Museum in Benguet; Kiangan Museum in Ifugao; Palawan Museum; Butuan Branch Museum in Agusan del Sur; Tabaco Museum in Albay; Fort Pilar Museum in Zamboanga City; Marinduque Branch Museum; and Jolo Branch Museum. The Angono Petroglyphs Site Museum in Binangonan, Rizal; Padre Burgos House in Vigan, Ilocos Sur; and Magsingal Museum in Ilocos Sur are temporarily closed due to rehabilitation.
The National Museum of the Philippines is at P. Burgos Avenue, Manila. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday). The Planetarium is closed on Sundays.
Photos from the National Museum of the Philippines' Facebook page