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Check out these museum tours and discover the events and influences that shaped the Philippines' contemporary culture. Perfect for families, these tours also lets you immerse in the local art scene and history or bring your kids to the latest educational installments.

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Check out these museum tours and discover the events and influences that shaped the Philippines' contemporary culture. Perfect for families, these tours also lets you immerse in the local art scene and history or bring your kids to the latest educational installments.
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Baguio City Museum and Art Village Tour with Transfers

Explore Baguio City’s museums and art village with this full-day guided tour. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is home to a considerable number of museums that will surely hook both art and history enthusiasts.  After getting picked up within the city, you will begin the tour with a visit to BenCab Museum. This four-level museum is the home of National Artist Ben Cabrera. Here, you can view his art collection, workshop, exhibits, galleries, and other interesting art pieces. BenCab Museum also houses the Café Sabel. The shop serves fresh and signature food and brews straight from BenCab’s organic farm.  Continue your artsy tour with a visit to Tam-awan Village, also known as the ‘Garden in the Sky.’ Here, you can view reimagined Ifugao houses and get acquainted with Baguio’s indigenous designs and traditional artistry. Built by Chanum Foundation, Inc., the village aims to promote awareness regarding the environment and preserve the cultural heritage of the Cordillera Region. Feel free to also join the creative workshop and learn from the local experts. From the village, you will stopover for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the area. Afterward, you will get the chance to walk through history lane at Emilio Aguinaldo Museum. This interactive museum is home to exhibits where you can relive the national events and get to know the heroes that shaped the country’s history. End the creative tour at the Baguio Museum, where you can immerse yourself with the rich heritage of the city. Built in 1975 with design inspirations from Ifugao architecture, each floor of the Baguio Museum covers various stories and structures to let you know the beginnings of the city.  Treat yourself to a day of art and fuel your imagination at Baguio City. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
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Lakbay Museo Manila Admission Ticket | An Interactive Museum Experience

Lakbay Museo is one of its kind, making the visitors have a unique experience to visit places in the Philippines without leaving Manila at all! Located at S Maison at Conrad Hotel a few meters away from SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.  This interactive museum not only gives its visitors an overview of the Philippines’ provinces, but guests can also immerse themselves and learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of the provinces are featured in this museum. Activities to do inside With Lakbay Museo’s 11 attractions inside their space, guests can freely explore the different provinces in the Philippines from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The museum greets its visitors in a unique way, by choosing which entrance they should go with: a Jeepney, Airplane, or Vinta. After the unique entrance, a wide range of Filipino cultural performances are held for the visitors to enjoy as they walk throughout the museum. Some of the highlights include the 14 sections of the museum with different experiences. From giant mango trees, under the sea experience, and even a miniature of Bicol’s Mayon Volcano are some of the interactive attractions guests can see.  Filipino dishes can also be tried out for free or can be bought by using token chips that are given at the entrance. Guests can enjoy trying fish crackers with different sauces or buy treats in the carInderia such as pancit, ginataang mais, and the famous halo-halo.  Other Activities Aside from the cultural exposure of the different provinces in the Philippines, guests can fully enjoy posing and taking creative photos because of the Instagrammable areas that also feature Pinoy trademarks. Local and traditional dance performances like Tinikling, Pandango sa Ilaw, and many more are some of the museum’s other way to entertain their guests. At the end of the tour, a mini local store that sells different products made from local brands are being sold for guests who may want to support the local businesses.   

Duration:
2 hours
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All year
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Woodcarver's Village Tour in Baguio | With Guide and Transfer

Appreciate Baguio City’s art scene by going in this hassle-free excursion that lets you visit the cultural places in the City of Pines. The trip is tailored for art enthusiast and travelers who want to see and experience the city’s cultural heritage. After being picked up from your residence or lodging, you will begin the half-day tour. The tour guide will guide you to the first destination — the Tam-Awan village located in the city’s Pinsao Proper. This is where you will get to view the Cordilleran craftsmanship as it showcases seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses, among other artifacts. You will then make a stop in BenCab Museum owned by no less than national artist Ben Cabrera. It features BenCab and other Filipino artists’ artworks. From time to time, it also houses exhibits of local artists. You can also take a coffee break at Café Isabel, known for its delectable sweets and quality coffee. You'll also visit Easter Weaving Room to see handmade weaving crafts from the Ifugaos. But the highlight of this tour is the Woodcarver’s Village in Benguet. It highlights the indigenous aesthetics, its natural environment, and the rich cultural heritage of the Cordillerans through wood carving. The Woodcarver's Village is a hub for budding local artists as the city promotes their talents and craftsmanship. This is why the trip also provides you with a special souvenir. If it isn't enough, go shop and bring some to your friends and family back home. Feast your eyes and soul in Baguio City’s festive art and do not forget to take bring your camera and take some snaps as postcard-worthy souvenir. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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Motag Living Museum Tour in Aklan I With Transfer & Snacks

Delve into Aklan’s cultural heritage when you join this private tour to Motag Living Museum. This interactive museum tour is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the Filipino culture and make the best out of their Boracay vacation. You will enjoy round trip transfer, learn local crafts, interact with locals, and be treated to traditional snacks. You will be picked from your accommodation in Boracay. You will make your way to Aklan, where your tour boat awaits. Along with your guide, you will hop on the boat that will take you to Motag Living Museum.  Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the fun-filled activities ahead.  Aklan is known for its pristine islands, specifically Boracay. However, only a few really know how rich the heritage of the province is. Luckily for you, there is an interactive cultural expo that showcases the traditional crafts, local farming methods, folk songs and native delights in a small barangay called Motag. It is none other than the Motag Living Museum. What makes this museum tour special is that it is interactive. You can mingle with the locals and thoroughly immerse yourself in the culture by visiting their homes. You will also be able to try traditional plowing to traditional rice milling during the tour. Enjoy learning local handicrafts and be blown away by the locals’ creativity and craftsmanship. Their preserved heritage is so rich, that you’ll feel like you’re a part of it. During your interactive tour, you will be treated to traditional snacks that will surely delight your tastebuds. Don’t forget to take photos as a remembrance. Aside from the exhibits, you can also take a group photo with the cultural performers. After your memorable activity, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Boracay. Join this immersive tour to the Motag Living Museum and get to know the rich cultural heritage of Aklan. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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National Museum Complex and Intramuros Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover Philippine artistry, history, and heritage in Manila’s museums that will take you back in time. If you're a history enthusiast and a fan of the arts, then this private tour is tailored perfectly for you. The day begins as your driver picks you up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. Along with your guide, you'll make your way to the first destination – the National Museum. With collections from fine arts, archaeology, ethnography, and national history, the museum showcases Filipino talent and the country’s evolution over time. The museum features works of the country’s national artists, including the largest painting in the Philippines, with a size of 4.22 x 7.675 meters, by Juan Luna — Spoliarium. Another one of the museum’s highlights is the Manunggul Jar, a cultural treasure from 895 – 775 BC. It is a burial jar that signifies the beliefs of ancient Filipinos in the afterlife. The National Museum also recently opened the National Museum of Natural History – showcasing the country’s diverse flora and fauna which includes more than 10 galleries on plants and animals. Your next stop will be The San Agustin Church Museum. It displays a broad collection of religious art pieces, icons, furniture, and clothing that dates back from the 16th century. In the museum, you will see a 3,400-kilogram church bell that was taken down in 1927. With its extensive collection of artworks and historical value, no wonder it's marked as a UNESCO World Heritage icon. On your last stop, you'll visit Casa Manila. This 18th-century Museum is actually a 2-story house that is designed like a typical house from the 1800s. The facade of the house will make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time, particularly during the Spanish colonial period, especially with the interior of the museum. It also features a café and a souvenir store that you can visit after the tour before we take you back to your hotel. Prepare yourself for a journey back in time in the Philippines. Find out more about the fascinating treasures and artifacts from the Pearl of the Orient. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
3 hours
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All year
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Half-Day Historical Intramuros Manila Walking Guided Tour

Pack light and bring out your camera for a half-day walking tour around the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. If you’re a history enthusiast, this tour is a perfect portal to one of the most historic sites in the capital of the Philippines.  You will meet your tour guide at the Fort Santiago entrance gate. Fort Santiago is one of the most important historical sites within Metro Manila. Built by the Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi in 1571, Fort Santiago served as a defensive fortress for then newly established city of Manila. During your tour, go on a scenic walk around the fort which boasts impressive architecture and extensive military history. Learn about the last remaining days of our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago before his execution - from learning about the original copy of “Mi Ultimo Adios” to Rizal’s vertebra damaged by the firing squad. You will also find eerie dungeons just outside the Rizal Shrine which were used as prison cells during World War II. Pay your respect in the memorial cross built for the victims at Fort Santiago. You'll head next to the iconic Manila Cathedral. Also known as the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, this church has been a venue for papal masses in the country with Pope Francis in 2015, Blessed Paul VI in 1970, and St. John Paul II in 1981.  After exploring the cathedral, explore the cobblestone streets of Intramuros by a kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage ride. Visit the Memorare Manila 1945 monument built to commemorate the lost lives during the Battle of Manila. Cap off the tour with a visit to Casa Manila, a museum that resembles a 19th-century mansion. The two-story museum depicts the colonial lifestyle featuring paintings, furniture, tableware, and books from the Spanish Era. Get ready to explore the Walled City of Intramuros and discover why it's a must-visit culture space in the country. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
3,5 hours
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Museum Hopping Private Tour in Baguio | With Transfer and Guide

Admire the creativity and artworks of local and National Artists by partaking in this museum escapade in Baguio City. This private tour is perfect for those wanting to enrich their cultural appreciation by getting a clearer picture of the city’s past. The private shuttle will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. Once the guide and driver arrives, you will get a brief introduction about the day’s activities and will immediately make your way to the first place of interest, BenCab Museum. BenCab Museum is one of the most famous museums not just in Baguio but in the Philippines. Owned by National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts Benedicto Cabrera or BenCab, this museum showcases the beautiful pieces made by him, as well as indigenous and contemporary artworks from local artists. The museum is also a good place to take pictures because of its distinct design and architecture that displays the region’s heritage. You will visit Aguinaldo Museum next. Built in 1985, this destination has interactive displays where you can learn more about the former President of the Philippines and other historical figures. You will also see the first Philippine flag during your visit. Next, you'll arrive at the Historical Core in Camp John Hay. This tourist spot acts as a reminder of the terror created by the Filipino-American-Japanese war during World War II. The relics and artifacts will inform you about some key events that happened during the past. You can also see the Bell Amphitheater here, which features a manicured lawn garden and an abundance of flora and fauna, which is one of the main reasons why a lot of couples get married here. Make your way to Tam-awan Village and discover the rich culture of the region. Weave in and out of the traditional huts in the village. If you have time, participate in an art workshop that takes place in the complex. Enjoy the views and commune with nature during your stay. Enrich your knowledge about the city at your last stop, Baguio Mountain Province Museum. This museum contains displays, exhibits, and dioramas of the history of Cordilleras. You will see traditional clothes, depictions of local traditions and events, and relics used by indigenous peoples. Hop in this museum tour and discover the rich heritage of Baguio City. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
9 hours
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All year
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The Best of Baguio Attractions | Guided Day Tour

See the best of Baguio City in a day in this value-for-money tour package. If you don't have a lot of time in the City of Pines but want to see its best tourist attractions, this tour is for you. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Baguio City early in the morning. The guide will give you a brief rundown of the day's itinerary while on the way to your first destination. A place frequented by both locals and tourists alike, Mines View Park is the best place to be for a bird’s eye view of the mountains of Baguio. Aside from sightseeing, you can also rent traditional clothing here and have a quick photo opp. You can also buy carved artifacts as souvenirs at the nearby shops. From there, you will head to Camp John Hay for a relaxing few hours. Take a walk amid the pine trees and admire the picturesque views. There are some hiking trails you can follow if you feel like forest bathing. Commune some more with nature when you stop at Wright Park and Burnham Park. These two green spaces are a refreshing break from the frenetic pace of Baguio City. You will also go to Session Road to experience the local vibe. Have fun shopping; a lot of ukay-ukay (thrift shops) can be found along this stretch of (busy) road. You will check out Baguio Cathedral, St. Joseph Church, Baguio Museum, Good Shepherd Convent and the renowned Philippine Military Academy next. You will also visit The Mansion, the official summer residence of the Philippine president. Your last stop will be Centennial Park. Also known as Baguio Botanical Garden, you will see here a variety of flowers, Igorot huts, and indigenous sculptures. Get ready for a whole day of sightseeing in Baguio in this value-added day tour package. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
9 hours
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All year
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Cultural Baguio Private Day Tour | With Lunch and Transfer

Experience the creative energy and rich history of Baguio with a trip to its museums and villages. This cultural tour is for those wanting to marvel at indigenous artworks and handicrafts while participating in a convenient yet enriching tour of the city. Visit the BenCab Museum to admire the art made by Benedicto Cabrera and other local artists. Explore the Tam-awan Village to see traditional huts and structures, and maybe even participate in a workshop. Go to the Woodcarver’s Village to marvel at indigenous artworks and handicrafts. Your driver for the tour will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio City. Once settled, your tour guide will assist you and provide a brief overview of the day’s activities as you make your way to the first destination, Woodcarver's Village. Woodcarvers Village, also known as Itogon's Woodcarvers Village, is a popular attraction in Baguio City. Here, you will learn about the skill, craftsmanship, and creativity of the indigenous groups. You will also be seeing detailed carvings of humans and animals that provide a glimpse of the richness of the region’s culture. You will be making your way to BenCab Museum next, which showcases contemporary and indigenous art pieces made by national artist Benedicto Cabrera. He is not only known in the Philippines but in other parts of the world as well. Enjoy the paintings, exhibits and artistic vibe of the museum. The complex is also an ideal place for photography because of its noteworthy structures. Afterward, you will visit the renowned Tam-awan Village. Feel the creativity flowing through this artist’s enclave; walk around and learn about the local’s way of life. Enjoy the artworks made by the region’s artists as those will provide you with an overview of the cultural story of the Cordilleras. Your last stop is at Asin hot spring, a tourist spot adored by the locals. Enjoy its calming waters and let it soothe your muscles and de-stress. Feel invigorated before your driver drops you off at your accommodation. Baguio City is the gateway to the Cordilleras it is also a cultural hub that provides you with a glimpse of the region’s heritage. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
9 hours
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All year
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Museum Hopping in Baguio | Guided Half-Day Tour

Get a deeper insight into Baguio City’s rich history and heritage by booking this half-day museum hopping tour. This trip, which will take you to both interactive and static museums, is perfect for history and culture lovers. On this tour, you will not only learn about the city’s history, but also the whole of Cordillera. The villagers in the mountains still remain elusive to tourists, so get a glimpse of their lifestyle through the museum displays. You'll meet your guide with your driver who will pick you up at your accommodation in Baguio. First, you will visit Baguio Mountain Province Museum. Here you will learn about the fascinating lifestyle of the Igorot people. Expect to see bolos (machete) of the Kalinga Headhunters, the mummification process of the Ibaloi Tribe, and an actual Kabayan mummy. After learning about the Igorots, you will head to the museum inside the Philippine Military Academy next. From the Battle of Quingua (Bulacan) led by Gregorio del Pilar in the late 19th century up to the post-war period, this museum has it all. Have a leisurely stroll within the area and take some pictures before you head to the Historical Core in Camp John Hay. This place is a witness to the gruesome Filipino-American-Japanese war during World War II. Walkthrough the Historical Trail to learn about the pivotal role of Camp John Hay during the war. Visit the Cemetery of Negativism for a good laugh; this place is not an actual cemetery, but a burial site for negative emotions. Your last stop will be the Aguinaldo Museum. It is an interactive museum dedicated to Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines. Included in its collections are memorabilia of other Filipino revolutionaries. Embark on a historical-educational journey with this guided half-day tour in Baguio City. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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Baguio Art and Museum Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Drop-Off

Learn about the history and culture of the people in the highlands in this guided tour of Baguio's museums. This join-in trip is for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who want to appreciate the rich heritage of the City of Pines. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Baguio. On the way to BenCab Museum, your guide will brief you on the day's itinerary. BenCab Museum houses the art collection of Filipino National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab). You will see exhibits of his paintings there, as well as crafts of the northern highlands. There are works by both veteran and contemporary artists. While at the museum, hang out at the coffee shop called Cafe Sabel and enjoy the museum’s pond, organic farm, and a mini-forest with an eco-trail. From BenCab, you will go next to Baguio Museum, which embodies the cultural heritage and history of the city. It was built to resemble a traditional Ifugao home. Inside, take a look at the extensive display of tribal artifacts from the six provinces of the Cordillera region. There are dioramas as well that provide a better picture of their communities. Your tour guide will then bring you to Emilio Aguinaldo Museum to see the first Philippine flag. It was first unfurled in 1898 during the proclamation of the country’s independence. The museum, built by Aguinaldo’s daughter and maintained by his grandchildren, is a walk-through of Philippine history. It is not only dedicated to the country’s first president, but it also pays homage to other Filipino heroes. End your day in Baguio City on a high note by visiting Tam-awan Village. It is a reconstructed Cordillera village that showcases the northern highlands’ art and culture scene. You will see there some representations of traditional Ifugao and Kalinga huts. Check out art exhibits, have your portrait sketched by talented Baguio artists, and have a sip of the local coffee in the village cafe. Veer away from the tourist trails and have a look into Cordillera’s local heritage and craftsmanship with this guided tour Baguio City's museums. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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Baguio Countryside, Cultural and Sightseeing Tour

Make your next Baguio trip a different experience by going on a sightseeing tour of the city's outskirts. This half-day countryside tour is for both first time and frequent visitors who want to see Baguio City in a different light. Start the day with a visit to the Kennon Road Zigzag Viewpoint, the well-known highway that links The City of Pines to the provinces in the lowlands. The view from the winding road is marvelous; from there, you can see the province's mountain ranges and lush vegetation. Head next to the Philippine Military Academy, dubbed as the "West Point of Asia." The PMA is the training ground of the courageous men and women who comprise the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Explore the grounds to see vintage tanks and other military weapons, and watch cadets perform their exhibition drills. Afterward, make your way to the Easter Weaving Room, where you can see expert weavers at work. You can buy placemats, bed linens, ethnic textiles, fashion accessories, religious garments, and mats here. Fall in love more with the city at Tam-awan Village, located on the outskirts of Baguio. The compound, known as an artists' haven, has reconstructed native Ifugao and Kalinga huts. It also has an art gallery and a coffee shop that showcase the rich culture of the Cordillera people. Tam-awan, which means “vantage point,” also offers a view of the West Philippine Sea on a clear day. Your last stop is the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, a small town close to Baguio City. You will see rows and rows of these berries and get to pick fresh ones which you can eat or take home. Appreciate Baguio’s scenic outskirts and countryside and learn more about its culture and heritage on this affordable tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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Cordillera Heritage Tour | Day Trip in Baguio

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Cordilleras in this whole day tour of Baguio. This private day trip is perfect for those who want to see the best sights and the rich heritage of the people in the north. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Baguio. On the way to your first destination, your guide will discuss the itinerary as well as what to expect for the day. You will visit the well-known Baguio Museum first where you will learn how the mummification process is done. You will also see displays of the traditional clothes and artworks of the indigenous people of the Cordilleras. Afterward, you will make your way to La Trinidad, Benguet to visit the Strawberry Farm. It is best known for its fresh produce of ripe strawberries. Want to experience harvesting them? You can join locals in strawberry picking, and of course, you get to taste the berries as well. Once you've had your fill of this sweet fruit, you will head to Tam-awan Village next. It is a reconstructed village full of traditional Ifugao houses and other structures. Check out the artworks on display, learn about the culture of the region, and immerse yourself in the unique aesthetic of the people. Drop by the BenCab Museum after to appreciate the creativity of the people in the Cordilleras. It is named after, and owned by, Ben Cabrera, a National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts. A renowned Filipino painter, BenCab has collections of various artworks and paintings unique to local artists. Your last stop is the Easter Weaving Room. It is known for its quality products such as clothes, accessories, and wooden items. Watch local weavers demo how the weaving is done, and if you're interested, you may opt to try it yourself. Experience the distinct culture and heritage of the Cordilleras by booking this whole day tour of Baguio. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
9 hours
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All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Museum Tours

The Philippines has a rich heritage and culture, having been a colony of three countries before it became an independent nation. This wealth of culture is displayed in different museums all over the country with each destination displaying artworks and artifacts unique to its past.

1. Where are the best museum tours in the Philippines?

While there are plenty of museums to visit, the National Museum Complex in the heart of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a good start. If you are in Boracay, there are tours that will take you to the Motag Living Museum in Aklan, about 30 minutes away from White Beach. There you will get to see and experience the culture, farming methods, and traditional crafts through demonstrations. Tam-Awan Village in Baguio also showcases the culture and arts of the Cordilleran people, some of which belong to indigenous tribes high up in the mountains barely touched by modernization.

2. Are phones and cameras allowed during the tour?

Yes, phones and cameras are allowed inside the museum but some exhibits and artworks are not allowed to be photographed. While artworks on display are remarkable, museum tours are best enjoyed with your naked eye and not behind the lens.

However, some attractions like Lakbay Museo and Dessert Museum highly encourage their guests to take as much pictures as possible. The colorful interiors and vibrant designs make a perfect backdrop for portraits.

3. Are we allowed to touch artworks or artifacts inside the museum?

As a general rule, artwork or artifacts must not be touched unless the display instructs you to do so. Many of the museum displays feature historical pieces and are quite irreplaceable. Not touching them prevents accidental damage and ensures they do not come into contact with oil or dirt.

4. How long does a museum tour last?

The duration depends on the number of museums you will visit and the size of the museums. Some require more interactions than the others, like the living museums in Aklan and Benguet. Check the description of your chosen tour where you will see the exact duration of the trip.

5. Is there an age requirement for joining museum tours?

Different museums have different age restrictions. Check description of a tour to know the minimum age allowed in the museums you will visit.

6. Do museum tours come with a tour guide?

Some museum tour packages come with a guide available speaking in Filipino and English languages.

7. Can I eat or drink during the tour?

Food and drinks are not allowed in the National Museum Complex and other regional museums. But for Dessert Museum, you can enjoy a wide array of delectable treats!

8. When is the best month or season to go on a museum tour?

Museums expect an influx of visitors during weekends so it is recommended that you join a museum tours on weekdays. Most museums are open from Tuesdays to Sundays and closed on Mondays. There is no ideal time to go on a museum tour. It is always a good time to learn about history, culture, and gain a deeper understanding of a place. Museums launch different exhibits featuring different artists and some even have scheduled demonstrations so if you haven’t visited a museum in a while, chances are there are new things to see!