Yuchengco Museum

New Museum, new adventure!

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We recently learned that May 18 of every year is International Museum Day. Every year, there is a new theme, and every year, selected museums waive their entrance fees. So we took the advantage of that and went to Yuchengco Museum.

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International Museum Day 2015 Poster

Yuchengco Museum, the name suggests who owns this structure. The Yuchengcos are one of the most influential families in the Philippines. From the time of the Spaniards up to the present, their name has been in the limelight as one of the richest families in the country.

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Who is Alfonso Yuchengco anyway? He is the Chairman of the Yuchengco Group of Companies and the Chairman of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation. Having said that, he also accomplished many things: being a businessman, diplomat, philantrophist and patron of arts, hence the creation of the Yuchengco Museum in 2005. It permanently houses his personal accolades and collections.

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Just like in Lopez Museum, they are changing their exhibits every once in a while. When we went there last year, the exhibit was about the Maps of the Philippine – American War in commemoration of the anniversary of Battle of Manila and the Philippine-American War. It’s not just about maps, included also are some of the pictures, memorabilia and other artifacts from the war.

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Philippine – American War Collection
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Suspended Garden
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Buhay Rizal Section on the 3rd floor

 

Yuchengco Museum
RCBC Plaza Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City
(632) 889-1234
Museum Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10am to 6pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays)
http://yuchengcomuseum.org/

Admission Fees:

Php100 Adults
Php50 High School and College Students with ID
Php25 Children, and Senior Citizens with Senior Citizen ID
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