3 Philippine Museums For The History Buff To Visit

1. Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine 

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Another interesting sight is the Museo ng Katipunan at the Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan, an interactive museum on the Katipunan filled with life-size dioramas and other interactive pieces meant to illustrate the legacy of the Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, known as the KKK.

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The museum houses a gallery of the prominent Katipunan members, as well as a gallery of all who were part of the movement.


An automated reenactment of the Sanduguan ritual in the Katipunan, done as part of the initiation rites in the organization. The oral narration is heard through headphones connected.


A gallery of the women who played a part in the revolution including Josefa Rizal, Jose Rizal’s sister, and Gregoria de Jesus, Andres Bonifacio’s widow.


An interactive set of the revolution, where you can insert yourself right into the action!


The KKK spread throughout the country, as seen in this interactive map, where each button corresponds to a region and lights up.

Rather than the usual mall and movies routine, spend a weekend at these interesting museums, whether with a date or with a group of friends. It’s always a good idea to trace back history, especially when it’s presented in a fun way. It was definitely a Saturday well spent touring these museums!

A huge thank you to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for giving these museums a much-needed upgrade and making them timely and interesting for today’s millennials.

Museo ni Rizal

Fort Santiago Intramuros, Manila

Tel No: (02) 263.8821

Apolinario Mabini Shrine

PUP Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manla

Tel No: (02) 5221509

Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine

San Juan, Metro Manila

Tel No: (02) 5764336

All museums are open from Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


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