FIVE MUSEUMS FREE TO VISIT THIS DAY OF HEARTS
1. The National Museum of Fine Arts houses the country’s best artworks through the ages such as the Spoliarium by Juan Luna and Governor Dasmariñas by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
Did you know that the building itself is an artwork? In fact, on September 30, 2010, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) declared the building as a “National Historical Landmark.”
2.The National Museum of Anthropology holds archeological and ethnographic artifacts.
Adjacent to the National Museum of Fine Arts, the museum houses the “Wreck of San Diego,” which narrates the centuries-old maritime trade in the Philippines. The San Diego was formerly known as San Antonio, a trading ship built in Cebu under the supervision of European boat-builders.
3.The National Museum of Natural History contains the country’s herbarium, geological, and zoological collection.
Among the top attractions of the museum is the skeleton of Lolong, the largest crocodile held captive in the Philippines. It hangs from the ceiling of the reception hall on the second floor.
4.Discover and learn more about the KKK movement when you visit the Museo ng Katipunan.
The Museo ng Katipunan houses KKK artifacts such as weapons and anting-anting or amulets, including an anting-anting vest.
5.Take a trip to Calamba in Laguna and see the collection of memorabilia of our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Museo ni Jose Rizal.
According to the NHCP website, the museum is a “two-storey stone and hardwood structure with narra floors and red tile roof, the Rizal home has a spacious parlor with wide capiz shell windows, a library, dining room, three bedrooms, a kitchen and pantry leading out to a balcony.” (DOT)