Four Underrated Museums That You Must Visit in Metro Manila

Are you an avid art lover who wants to explore every museum that you can? Do you enjoy visiting museums but you don’t have enough money for fees?


Well, lucky for you ‘cause we have a list of underrated museums that are very worthy and cheap to visit.


Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum


If you love planes and wanted to see them up close, better visit this museum. You’ll see real aircraft, dioramas, memorabilia, photographs, weapons, and uniforms used by the PAF.


It is recommended to people who are interested in our country’s military aviation history. The museum also has the official archives of the Philippine Air Force and Aircraft Park outside that features jet fighters and many more.


Address: Villamor Air Base, Pasay City

Museum hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday) and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Saturday)

Entrance fee: P20


Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD Manila)

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD Manila)

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MCAD is a unique institution that offers the experience of and exposure to contemporary art and its various publics, with a focus on Manila as context.


De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde has been known as a school that offers art courses focusing on film, fashion design, animation, multimedia, photography, architecture, and music production.


And in 2008, they stepped up by having its own museum that houses works from various art enthusiasts and students studying at CSB.


Address: 950 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street, Manila

Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday)

Entrance fee: Free


Museo ng Katipunan (Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine)

Museo ng Katipunan (Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine)

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From its name, this museum features all the things that you need to know about the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng Mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK).


The life of Andres Bonifacio, Katipunan artifacts, paintings that represents the revolution and the life of the Filipinos under the Spanish regime are the must-see in this museum.


The thing that I like the most in Museo ng Katipunan is that they offer free History Tour for people who wanted to have a deeper and detailed knowledge about the KKK.


Address: Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, Pinaglabanan Street, San Juan City

Museum hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)

Entrance fee: Free


Sining Kamalig

Sining Kamalig

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Sining Kamalig is an advocacy gallery that offers art restoration services and other artistic services.


It was founded as an art gallery in the early part of the 1970s, by sisters Mrs. Balboa and Mrs. Kalaw, to provide local artists democratic space to express their art within the Philippines and beyond.


It has established itself as an institution in the art world and is considered the vanguard of contemporary art in the Philippines by gallerists, artists and collectors alike.


Address: Ali Mall, General Romulo Ave, Cubao, Quezon City

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 10 AM – 10 PM (Friday and Saturday)

Entrance Fee: Free

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.


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