MUSEUM OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE



Gallery 1 - San Diego

A walk-in diorama depicting the wrecksite of the Spanish ship "San Diego", its artifacts and how it appeared when discovered by archeologists at a depth of 54 meters underwater. San Diego, a Spanish trading vessel built in Cebu by European builders. It was originally known as the "San Antonio" and was docked in the port of Cavite for reconditioning when Antonio de Morga, then Vice-Governor General of the Philippines, ordered it converted into a warship and renamed it "San Diego.

Gallery 3 - The Five Centuries of Maritime Trade
Before the Arrival of the West

An actual storage exhibit depicting the Philippines as one of the major links in the maritime trade among the East Asian countries before the arrival of the Spaniards to the Philippine archipelago. On display are rare and significant pieces recovered by the National Museum from five wrecksites

Gallery 4 - SanDiego II

Traces the history of the battleship "San Diego" when it collided with the Dutch ship, "Mauritius", on Dec. 14, 1600 off the shores of Nasugbu, Batangas bringing down 14 cannons, armaments and navigational instruments.

Gallery 5 - SanDiego III

Showcases treasures retrieved from the ill-fated ship, "San Diego", which include jars, porcelain, jewelry, tableware, devotional items, silver coins and pottery.

Gallery 6- Pinagmulan (The Origin)

One of the best galleries that present information on the origin of the Philippine islands and the Filipinos as a whole. Interactive displays and hands-on gadgets are installed to make the visit more meaningful and enjoyable.

Gallery 7 - Kaban ng Lahi (Archaeological Treasures)

Portrays the burial practices of ancient Filipinos and shows samples of burial jars as well as utilitarian pottery excavated in different cave sites. Learn about one-of-a-kind pottery discovered in Saranggani Province that are shaped in human figures and with different facial expressions.

Gallery 8 - Kinahinatnan (The Filipino Today)

This gallery gives an insight into a diversity of culture that is truly Filipino. It focuses on the material culture of the different ethno-linguistic groups in the country. The exhibit is divided into 4 sections: The Filipino People, The Ecological Zones, The National Treasures and The National Living Treasures.

Gallery 9 - Cloth Traditions

Features the colorful and interesting Philippine traditional textiles from the collection of the National Museum some dated as early as 20th century. This collection includes selected rare textiles that depict exceptional craftsmanship of the Filipinos not commonly found in private collections




GUIDELNES FOR MUSEUM TOUR




I. ENTRANCE FEES:

Adults - P100.00 each

Students - P 30.00 each upon presentation of ID

(For students enrolled in Philippine schools only)

II. EXHIBIT DAYS:

Daily except Mondays and Tuesdays

III. MUSEUM HOURS:

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (NO NOON BREAK)

IV. FREE ADMISSION:

Sundays (Walk-ins only; No Group Tours)

V. SCHEDULE OF TOURS AND OBJECT THEATER PRESENTATION

A. Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Holidays

10:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Guided Tour with Object Theater Presentation

B. Sundays

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Non-Guided Tour No Object Theater Presentation

VI. DISCOUNTS:

A. For a group above 50 - P25.00 each for students with ID and P80.00 each for adults

B. Senior Citizen - 20% discount upon presentation of ID P80.00

VII. FREE ENTRANCE FOR THE FOLLOWING UPON PRESENTATION OF ID

A. One faculty member per class on a museum tour

B. One Tour Coordinator per scheduled museum tour

C. Museum Workers

D. National Museum Staff and their immediate Family


VIII. PROCEDURE FOR RESERVATION:

A. Fifty percent (50%) Down Payment - upon reservation

B. In lieu of cash, the following are accepted upon reservation: Manager's check, Cashier's check, Money Order, to the order of National Museum

C. No Show -

1. The down payment is forfeited without a telephone call/fax message or letter canceling the reservation.

2. The reserving party can re-schedule without forfeiting their down payment with a telephone call/fax message or letter canceling the reservation a day before.





For Inquiries and Information, please contact the Museum Education Division at Telefax No. 527-0278, Tel. No. 528-4912 and look for Ms. Chit Castillo