May 18 was International Museum Day and as a way of celebrating it, I went with my Dad to Museum of the Filipino People – the second building of what is collectively known as the National Museum. I didn’t get to visit this the last time I went. I also got in for free because there was an event that day although it normally has an entrance fee of P100 for adults and P30 for students with a valid ID.
|Museum of the Filipino People
What’s there to see inside the Museum of the Filipino People? Well… a lot! You can see some of the ancient tools our ancestors used and outfits they wore for one thing. Here are some things that totally caught my eyes:
|Ceramic tea pot from San Diego galleon
|This cylindrical thing is a coffin!
|Look how big this recorder is!
|Stone ear plugs – one word: Ouch!
|The San Diego Galleon model
|A ceramic vase recovered from San Diego galleon
Like the National Arts Gallery, this museum is huge! Dad said you might be walking inside this museum without knowing there’s an ax murderer waiting to spring on you in one of those deserted hallways. Guess I got my imagination from him! Haha. But well, even the kids who were there thought it could be haunted – they were making ghost like sounds actually.