Since 2013, many people (surprisingly, most of them are millennials) have been visiting and writing about the museums in Metro Manila. Being an older millennial, it comes as a surprise to me since the age group would have a totally different set of preferences at present. However, revisiting, rekindling, relearning our culture and history is always something to be thankful for.
There’s a plethora of museums in Manila that have been open to public since our parents were still having their school field trips. There are also, however, the ones that are situated near the metro, which are also remarkable and worthy of a road trip.
1. Geronimo B. de los Reyes Jr Museum (General Trias, Cavite)
The GBR Museum is named after its founder, Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr., a FIlipino philanthropist and collector. Through the years, de los Reyes has collected a myriad of photographs, documents, and first-edition books, which is why he built the museum.
The GBR Museum houses many historical archives during the 19th and 20th century, such as original photos of Dr. Jose Rizal, Gen. Douglas McArthur, Gen. Mariano Trias, Juan Luna, and the Magdalo Boys. You can also see rare photographs of old Manila, Cebu, Corregidor, Manila, and many more. World War II photos are also displayed in one of its pavilions.
A photo of the old Roxas Boulevard at the GBR Museum
Take a walk near the park and you will see Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. It was patterned after Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, hence the name. Geronimo de los Reyes had the church built and donated it to the people of Cavite.
GBR Museum is open on Tuesdays-Saturdays 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
Contact numbers: 046-4330313 or 046-4330021 (Cavite) and (632) 892-2916 (Metro Manila)
Admission: 100 pesos for students; 60 pesos for children/senior citizens [Read more…]