The museum exhibits a collection of Iloilo’s cultural heritage, such as pottery, jewelry, war relics, and more.
Image: Museo Iloilo Official Facebook page
One of the best ways to enjoy someone’s company on a rainy day is to look at artifacts in Museo Iloilo. Inside, you can take a tour and see different cultural heritages, including stone-age trade pottery from Asian countries, era photos, war relics, Spanish-era Filipino sculpture, and modern artwork from Ilonggos.
The museum was built in 1971 and is still long-standing to pay tribute to Ilonggo heroes and ancestors. It houses artifacts of Iloilo and also Panay’s cultural and historical mementos. The museum is the first government-sponsored art gallery outside Metro Manila.
The museum tour doesn’t end with artifacts and indoor recreational activities
; more is to their collection. Among the crowd’s favorites include the main exhibit of Museo Iloilo: a life-sized dummy that weaves Filipiniana
and Barong Tagalog
and a carbon-q4 dated remains of the Mondo tribe of Panay. Another attention-grabber is the mummified-like body of the dead Christ in a glass box!
On top of cheap admissions, museums are a great date idea because art can bring up different emotions and strike conversations. So on your next rainy free day, buy a ticket to this museum and immerse yourself and your partner in history!
Museo Iloilo is located along Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. They are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For the admission fee, PhP50 for adults and PhP25 for students. The museum also requires advance notice for museum visits via their official Facebook page: Museo Iloilo.
Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!
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