MANILA – The National Museum closed its doors to the public on Tuesday to make way for the inspection of its facilities damaged by the recent earthquake.
Hours later, the National Museum updated its patrons via a Facebook post, saying that regular hours will resume on Wednesday, April 24.
“All buildings of the National Museum complex in Rizal Park, Manila have been assessed to have successfully withstood the strongly felt impact of yesterday’s 6.1 earthquake, with only superficial or minor structural damage that is covered by insurance and which will be addressed as soon as possible. No item pertaining to the national collections has been found to be damaged,” it said.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Zambales, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 16 people killed.