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Museo Iloilo, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Opening hours
Monday: Closed; Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Distance from center
113 m
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Museo Iloilo

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Museo Iloilo, located on Bonifacio Drive in Iloilo City Proper, is the country's first government-sponsored museum outside of Metro Manila. Sergio Penasales, an Ilonggo architect, designed the museum building.

The museum houses an extensive array of Iloilo's cultural heritage, including stone age native pottery, burial sites, fossils, jewelry, trading pottery from China, Siam, and period photographs. Mementos and war relics; a sunken British ship; Spanish-era Filipino sculpture; and contemporary art produced by Ilonggo artists and craftspeople.

The permanent display at Museo Iloilo spans Western Visayas' cultural history from prehistory to the present. Within are carbon-q4 dated bones, swords and spears from the Panay Mondo group, and a permanent exhibit of an Ati family.


How to get there

Museo Iloilo is found in Bonifacio Drive, just beside the Iloilo Provincial Capitol and the Department of Tourism Regional Office.


Best time to visit

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

Frequently asked questions

What are the other artifacts in the museum?

Other artifacts are statues, reliefs (one of a female saint holding her lopped-off breast), crosses, weapons of the Mondos (descendants of pre-Malay Indonesians), burial urns, blue and white ceramics, prehistoric tools, a tableau of the Last Supper and other things of interest that have made this museum stake a claim on being the best outside Metro Manila.

What is something unique about Museo Iloilo?

There’s this santo entiero with a white hanky around its head. It resembles a preserved body of a deceased person, particularly with the shriveled skin on its shoulders.

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