Appreciate Asian History and Culture in These Museums with Free Admission

Educational + fun + free = best

via National Historical Commission of the Philippines

via National Historical Commission of the Philippines

If you want a museum closer to home, visit the Museo ng Kasaysayang Panlipunan ng Pilipinas (Museum of Philippine Social History). Also known as the Pamintuan Mansion, the museum is housed in the mansion built by Mariano Pamintuan and Valentina Torres as a wedding gift for their son Florentino. The mansion itself is full of history, serving all sorts of functions, like General Antonio Luna’s headquarters, a club house of the United Services Organization, General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters, and even the seat of the Philippine republic at one point. Nowadays, it houses collections of artifacts that show a glimpse of Filipino social history from  Filipino textiles and clothing styles to musical compositions and games to architectural styles and kitchen utensils.

Where: Sto. Entierro St. cor. Miranda St., Angeles City

When: Open daily except Mondays; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Note: Visits should be arranged prior to the actual visit date by contacting the museum through (045) 304 4042 or mpshnhcp@gmail.com 

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