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Must-Visit Museums Outside Metro Manila

Get to know museums outside the metro that will be more than worth the long drive

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One of the best ways to learn about art and history is by visiting museums, which not only allow guests to view exhibits but even experience so many exciting things. Metro Manila is full of numerous fascinating museums, but there are also a lot in places outside Manila. Here are just some of those museums which will make the perfect destination for learning, bonding, and relaxing.

Pinto Art Museum (Antipolo, Rizal)

Nestled in the mountains of Antipolo is Pinto Art Museum, a popular location for taking Instagram-worthy photos. But that’s not all to this museum—it is also home to an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary artworks, including indigenous art. The museum also hosts a café called Café Tan-Aw.

Pinto Art Museum is located at 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal. It is open on Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Blanco Family Art Museum (Angono, Rizal)

Another notable location in the province of Rizal is the Blanco Family Art Museum, which houses the masterpieces of the Blanco family of artists. These works of visual art, which range from paintings to sculptures, depict the quiet rural life of the people of Angono.

Blanco Family Art Museum is located at 312 A. Ibañez St., Angono, Rizal. It is open daily, from 9 to 11 AM and 1 to 5 PM.

Museo Orlina (Tagaytay, Cavite)

Museo Orlina contains stunning exhibits of the works of renown glass sculptor Ramon Orlina, as well as those of other notable Filipino artists such as Benedicto Cabrera and Elmer Borlongan. The museum also has a rooftop café which not only serves delectable beverages but also allows visitors to gaze at the breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano.

Museo Orlina is located at Hollywood Subdivision Rd., Brgy. Tolentino East, Hollywood Subd., Tagaytay City. It is open on Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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IRRI Riceworld (Los Baños, Laguna)

Ever wondered about the history of the Filipino staple food, rice? Visit Riceworld, the museum of the International Rice Research Institute, and you will learn all about the history of rice. Riceworld also contains exhibits of different kinds of equipment that farmers have been using in planting rice for many years.

IRRI Riceworld is located at Chandler Hall, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna. It is open daily, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Clark Museum and 4D Theater (Clark, Pampanga)

In Clark Museum, guests can view and enjoy artifacts like dioramas, murals, and interactive displays that discuss the wonderful history of the city of Clark and its neighboring areas. The museum is also home to a 4D theater, where visitors can watch a documentary about the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, and even get to experience it themselves.

Clark Museum and 4D Theater is located at Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga. It is open on Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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