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All 27 history museums around the country have reopened to the public

By Kara Santos Published Mar 02, 2021 11:21 pm Updated Mar 02, 2021 11:33 pm

Here's some more good news for history buffs who missed visiting museums this past year during the lockdown.

Aside from the reopening of the National Museum, all 27 history museums under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) have also reopened their doors starting March 2, 2021.

For folks based in Metro Manila, this includes the Museo ni Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago in Intramuros and the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini in Sta. Mesa; the Presidential Car Museum and Museo ni Manuel Quezon inside the Quezon City Memorial Circle; and the Museo ng Katipunan and Museo El Deposito within the Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan City. 

New guidelines limit the number of people allowed entry at a time and museum visits need to be scheduled beforehand via online reservations or calls.

The museums will be open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to all of the NHCP museums. 

Here's a full list of the NHCP museums you can visit around the country. 

  • Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
  • Museo ni Ramon Magsaysay, Castillejos, Zambales
  • Museum of Philippine Social History, Angeles City
  • Museo at Aklatan ni Pangulong Diosdado Macapagal, Lubao, Pampanga
  • Museo ni Mariano Ponce, Baliuag, Bulacan
  • Museo ni Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Bulakan, Bulacan
  • Museo Ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika Ng Pilipinas, Casa Real, Malolos, Bulacan
  • Barasoain Church Historical Landmark - Museo ng Republika ng 1899, Malolos, Bulacan
  • Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Quezon City
  • Presidential Car Museum, Quezon City
  • Museo ng Katipunan Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine MK PMS, San Juan City
  • Museo El Deposito, Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan City
  • Museo ni Apolinario Mabini - PUP, Sta. Mesa, Manila
  • Museo ni Jose Rizal Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
  • Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
  • Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
  • Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio, Maragondon, Cavite
  • Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba, Laguna
  • Museo ng Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa ng Nagcarlan - MLILN, Laguna
  • Museo ni Miguel Malvar, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
  • Museo ni Apolinario Mabini, Tanauan, Batangas
  • Museo nina Leon at Galicano Apacible, Taal, Batangas
  • Museo nina Marcela Mariño at Felipe Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas
  • Museo ni Jesse Robredo, Naga City
  • Museum of Philippine Economic History, Iloilo City
  • Museo ng Pamana at Kasaysayang Boholano, Loay, Bohol
  • Museo ni Jose Rizal Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte 

Plus, here's a visual reference of the history museums provided by the NHCP. You can read more about each of the history museums on NHCP's website. Some museums even have their own virtual tours for those who can't physically visit. 

To ensure the safety of the general public, the NHCP has issued new guidelines which includes booking of tours in advance by phone or online, wearing masks inside museums, filling of health declaration cards and getting your temperature checked at the gate.

Visitors are advised to avoid bringing large backpacks, avoid visiting museums if they have coughs, colds or a fever and to maintain one meter physical distance from other visitors. No guided tours are available, but visitors can still watch audio-visual presentations to learn about each  museum and its collections. 

For faster check-ins, visitors are asked to download the StaySafe.PH app which is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can use the built-in QR Scanner on your mobile phones during your visits.

Check out the detailed guidelines below and be sure to check the Facebook pages of each museum, as they may have their own additional rules and allowable number of visitors per timeslot.

(Images via NHCP)