If you are tired from soaking up the sun on the Boracay White Beach or beaches in Bataan, Philippines, the perfect diversion is a visit to the Ayala Museum in Makati. Although some might think museums are just for bored travellers, exhibits at the Ayala Museum might just blow your mind!
If you are staying at a hotel in Makati, such as the well placed Berjaya Makati Hotel, you do not have to travel much to get to the Ayala Museum. Do not miss the chance to explore the story of Filipino culture from its beginnings to the present day.
When visiting the Ayala Museum you can always take delight in the permanent exhibitions especially the “The Diorama Experience”; here you will find 60 dioramas that have been handcrafted depicting events dating back to prehistoric times up to the country gained independent status from the United States.
The museum features models of various vessels in its permanent “Maritime Vessels” section that contributed to maritime trade and the economy in the colonial era. In addition, another permanent exhibit named “Pioneers of Philippine Art” showcases work from Luna, Amorsolo and Zobel.
What really sells the Ayala Museum is the “Gold of Ancestors” exhibit. The exhibition includes more than 1,000 objects of gold from indigenous cultures that were to be found in the country before colonisation in the 16th century. From the adornments of the elite to Chinese ceramics and artefacts from different South Asian cultures, the exhibit draws admirers from all over the world.
If you are lucky enough, by the time you visit the museum you will be able to see the best of the changing exhibitions such as the Ground Floor Gallery featuring contemporary exhibits and the Third Floor Gallery of contemporary Philippine art.
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