May 18 is the International Museum Day. However, in light with the pandemic, museums around the country has to close its doors as per the safety guidelines released by the Philippine government. But that does not mean we can not get our dose of art and learnings from these museums.

Check out these museums in Metro Manila who are opening their “doors” and welcoming visitors in through online programs.

National Philippine Museums

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. brings you “Sulyap Museo: A Virtual Tour of Philippine Museums” Take a 360 virtual tour of the National Museum of the Philippines for free! Dive deep into the museum’s archives from home with a self-guided tour on the MFPI’s website.Visit and explore at

“Sulyap Museo: A Virtual Tour of Philippine Museums” has been made possible in partnership with National Museum of the Philippines and photographer Fung Yu

Metropolitan Museum of Manila
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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is one of the major museums in the Philippines. Originally built as a venue for international art exhibitions in 1976. It has acquired paintings, sculpture and prints through generous donations from Philippine artists, artists’ heirs, and private collectors. And has diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions and programs reflect the thriving borderless multi-dimensional environments of scholarship, artistic expression and the world we live in.

Covid Pandemic update: As precautionary measures, the museum is closed to the public until further notice. Pls. check Facebook page for any online events that you or check out the virtual guided tour for your family can join and enjoy.

Yuchengco Museum


The Yuchengco Museum opened its doors in September 2005 with the support from the Founder, Filipino-Chinese businessman, diplomat, collector, philanthropist, art patron, and education advocate Amb. Alfonso Yuchengco. It is a safe haven for his art collection but as well as a venue for artistic and cultural exhibitions and excellence.

Yuchengco Museum has expanded to give audiences more access through an online presence. History, exhibits (old and new), films, knowledge & information and shop are now a click away with the website and social media, giving those from far away access to what’s happening locally.

Covid Pandemic Update: The Yuchengco Museum is closed to the public due to the pandemic. However, they have cultural education accessible to all through the Yuchengco Museum Online.

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
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Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD Manila) is the professional face of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the area of arts and culture. It is located within the art college building showcasing the school’s courses: film, fashion design, animation, multi-media, photography, architecture, as well as music production. It produces outstanding exhibitions with world-wide standards by collaborating with professional artists and curators, both local and international. 

Covid Pandemic Update: MCAD is temporarily closed with all activities suspended until further notice. Appointments for private visits and online tours with a live Q & A with museum invigilators booked through the VISIT section of our website will be available when our new exhibition opens. Check out their Facebook for Virtual Tours and Online Talks

The Mind Museum

The Mind Museum is the non-profit project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. It is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science.

Covid Pandemic Update: In light of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, The Mind Museum is CLOSED until further notice. Check out The Mind Museum Facebook page for updates, online workshops, and educational content you can enjoy from the safety of your home.