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Information about Marcos Museum & Mausoleum or Balay Ti Ili

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Ilocos Norte
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM; Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
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Marcos Museum and Mausoleum

The Marcos Museum and Mausoleum also known as The Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center is located in the city center of Batac, Ilocos Norte. The museum was built to pay homage to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. 

The museum used to be the ancestral home of the Marcoses. Its wooden flooring and staircase, huge capiz windows and solid beams and posts speak of the structure’s once grandeur and elegance. The museum paints the life story of Ferdinand Marcos during his early years, his journey to politics and public service, from the time he was elected as representative of Ilocos Norte’s 2nd District until he seated in the Senate before becoming President of the country.

It’s also interesting that a part of the museum’s collection will let you have a peek at the eleven-day courtship of the late president with the former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos.


How to get here


Going to the museum is not that hard, since it is located near to the city center of Batac. You can ride a jeepney or tricycle going to Marcos Museum and Mausoleum at the address of 10-N Lacub, Marcos Ave., Batac, Ilocos Norte. 


Best time to visit

It is open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please notice that the museum is closed on the first Tuesday of the month


Entrance fee

It is important to note that there is a minimal fee to enter the museum. Picture-taking is not allowed in the Mausoleum.

Frequently asked questions

How many floors are there in the Marcos Museum & Mausoleum?

There are two floors in this cultural landmark. The two-storey structure showcases the main gallery on the upper level and a souvenir shop and an area for film-showing on the ground floor.

What is the main highlight of Marcos Museum?

The Marcos museum houses a large collection of interesting Marcos’ memorabilia and artifacts during his time in the armed forces until his presidency beginning in 1965.

What is the significance of the mausoleum inside Marcos Museum?

It was only in 1993, four years after his death, when the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos were flown from Hawaii to Ilocos Norte. Since that year, the body of Marcos was preserved in a crypt in the Mausoleum of the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center until his controversial burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig in 2016. To date, the Mausoleum houses a cenotaph, which contains the glass-encased coffin that displays the wax replica of the remains of Marcos.

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