Discover a gold collection in the Philippines in the same city of Z Hostel. View the dioramas, providing the visual display of the history of this country. Get to see the painting of Filipino masters, ceramics from the 9th century, and indigenous textiles, and more.
The Ayala Museum, located near a sprawling expanse of connected malls, has 4 floors of Philippine history, presented in such a way that makes it very interesting and one will get to learn more about the heritage of the Filipino people. The 5th floor is library.
Unlike other countries like Egypt, the Philippines does not have a lot artifacts from ancient history as it is a relatively young country – but at the Ayala Museum, you will learn how the other counties such as China and Spain have greatly influenced this country, making it into a melting pot of different cultures due to its strategic location and having one of the longest coastlines in the world. You’ll also see the history of the Philippines unfold, revealing the highlights from then until the present, in the diorama presentation with a section about maritime history, and the fine gold collection that includes the protective death masks that were used to prevent malignant spirits from entering.
When in the Philippines, discovering more about the history and culture can greatly aid a traveller learn more about the various places they can go to and gain knowledge about the people. Keep in mind that Filipinos have a diverse culture, as this country is made up of 7,107 islands, and since it is a melting pot, many of the people are of mixed origins. To travel this country fully means a long exploration, so it’s a good idea to get an overview by visiting the Ayala Museum.
Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street
Greenbelt Park, Makati City
Museum Galleries Operating Hours
Ground to 4th floor is open from Tuesdays until Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm.
Regular Non-Resident Admission Fees
Basic PhP 350
Full PhP 425
Non-Resident Student/Senior Citizen Admission Fees
Basic PhP 250
Full Php 300
Regular Resident (Residents are Filipinos and foreigners with proof of residence in the Philippines)
Basic PhP 150
Full PhP 225
For more information, visit the Ayala Museum website.