Saturday, May 18, 2019

International Museum Day: FREE Entrance to Museums: May 18-19 2019

A museum is house of great knowledge. It's a treasure of our rich history, culture, civilization, religious practices, arts, architecture, and more. It protects, preserves, and promotes the heritage of the country. Today, May 18 is International Museum Day.  Museums in the Metro offer FREE ENTRANCE, so it's time to visit one today!

The National Museum (NM) celebrates the 2019 International Museum Day through various educational public programs happening simultaneously in the three island groups of the country. This year's theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”, highlights the role of museums in their respective communities.

On May 18, the NM will hold FREE special guided tours, lectures, and fora in its central, regional, area, and site museums to actively reach out and bring the museum closer to the communities it serves.

Community stakeholders are expected to participate in public lectures and fora tackling programs and projects of the NM in their respective areas. These will include the conservation program for the mummies of Kabayan, Benguet (Luzon), art and architecture in Bohol (Visayas), and the development of an archaeological park in Butuan (Mindanao).

In the flagship museums in Manila, curators will hold a one-hour special guided tour on a range of topics such as architectural arts, built heritage, fine arts, underwater archaeology, and geology and paleontology.

For inquiries about the Curators' Tours in our Manila museums, kindly contact the Museum Services Division through telephone # (02) 527-0278 or e-mail at

Participation to the focused group discussion in Butuan (Mindanao) is limited to invitees, a limited number of slots are available to attend the lecture. To pre-register, please email the Butuan National Museum at

For inquiries and reservations about the Bohol forum, please contact Ms. Emmylou Palacio-Noel, National Museum Bohol Area Museum and Site Office at mobile numbers 09276002456 or 09084713090.

For inquiries regarding the Kabayan Mummies Forum, please contact Ms. Clarifel Abellera, Officer-in-Charge of the Kabayan Burial Caves Site Museum and Satellite Office at mobile numbers 09770780893 or 09301943222.

Come and celebrate International Museum Day at the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Manila). Bring your loved ones and enjoy an artful Saturday with ongoing exhibitions for FREE. \


Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus (2018) 
Directed by Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch

*50% SALE for all MET Publications

All galleries at Ayala Museum are open and FREE to visit with activities you can take part in throughout the day.

May 19, 2019 Sunday | 1PM-7PM
Registration starts at 12NN
Last call at 6:30PM

Supported by CANVAS – Center for Art New Ventures and Sustainable Development, a free story telling session for kids and kids alike

Express your own creativity in our free flowing art buffet activity station.

Enjoy food and drinks from Malagos Chocolate, The Dream Coffee, BPI Foundation’s partners – Make Peace Bakery and Kayumanggi Organic. Take home the latest educational products from Abiva Publishing House, Inc., CANVAS - Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development and the Ayala Museum Shop. Plus, Avida.

Come and celebrate International Museum Day at Yuchengco Museum on May 18, 2019, from 10am to 6pm!  Start your weekend with a little bit of Art, History & Culture with our awe-inspiring exhibits. From National Artists to Contemporary Prodigies. From black and white photography to history on our National Hero!

As a celebration of International Museum Day on May 18 (Saturday), Museo Pambata is offering FREE ADMISSION to all walk-in visitors! Museum hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM (closed for lunch from 12 NN to 1 PM).  Aside from playing in their interactive theme rooms, you can also catch one of our regular programs. They also have a folk dance presentation, storytelling, and shadow play for you to enjoy.

Celebrate Int'l Museum Day at the Walled CityEnjoy FREE ENTRANCE to these museums (Museo de Intramuros, Casa Manila Museum, and Destileria Limtuaco Museum) on May 18-19, 2019.  First 100 guests on each day at each museum also gets a special edition Intramuros beep card.

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