Information about Museo Iloilo
Photo by Museo Iloilo
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.