There are some pretty cool perks when you become a tour guide at the National Museum

We heard the walls have secrets to tell.


( Ever since the National Museum of the Philippines opened its doors for free in 2016, more people have started visiting the previously ignored buildings in Ermita, Manila in hordes. With this in mind, the Museum Foundation and the National Museum joined forces to start a three-day training workshop for museum guides.



For a registration fee of P1,000, participants get training kits, meals, and a certificate. This also includes hands-on museum tours, tour scriptwriting, and even the privilege of witnessing behind-the-scenes work at the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, and even the soon-to-open National Museum of Natural History.




"We are lucky to see in our lifetime people lining up to visit museums," revealed Albert Avellana of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in an interview with He explained that Filipinos are very young as an audience and that having guides to assist us would be very helpful in our museum experience. "We can take home some significant information about our own culture," he added.


Museum-goers would also be happy to know that more and more museums are being put up all over the country through private-public partnerships. By the end of May, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines will launch a guidebook put together by the Zero In Museum Consortium: Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Museum and Library, and Museo Pambata.


For more information, contact the Museum Foundation of the Philippines at 404-2685 or 697-9509. You may also e-mail


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