MANILA – Looking for something to do this weekend? At least nine museums in Metro Manila are expected to offer free admission this Friday, May 18, in celebration of International Museum Day.
These include Yuchengco Museum in Makati, Metropolitan Museum and Museong Pambata in Manila, Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, and QCX Museum in Quezon City.
Also open to the public for free on May 18 are all properties under the National Museum – the National Museum for Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and the Planetarium.
“We are promoting to Filipinos and visitors from all around the world our National Museum in the Philippines. Here can be found knowledge, appreciation and love for our heritage as Filipinos and as people, in the fields of fine arts, anthropology, the natural world and their historical contexts," National Musuem chairman Ramon R. del Rosario said in a message posted on Facebook.
“Your National Museum is one of the leading centers of education, science and culture. All who are interested or merely curious are able to come because admission is free, to the National Museum Complex in Rizal Park in Manila, and to our museums nationwide, from Batanes to Jolo, which is made possible by the strong support for this institution from the national government and our partners in the private and other sectors.”
Meanwhile, the Ayala Museum in Makati will celebrate International Museum Day on Sunday, May 20, offering free admission.