Entrance to the National Museum of the Philippines Dumaguete, Negros Oriental is free and will be open to the public from 9:00AM to 5:00PM every Tuesday-Sunday, except Mondays. Those interested in taking a tour can arrange with Ms. Athena Piñero at 09771982491.
The museum was formally inaugurated during the celebration of the 74th Charter Anniversary and Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a ceremony led by National Museum of the Philippines Director-General Jeremy R. Barns, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Trustee Andoni Aboitiz, Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo-Bernas, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Director of Visayas National Museum Atty. Cecille Tirol, along with other dignitaries, local officials, academics, artists, and members of the clergy.
The officials also unveiled the cultural marker declaring the Dumaguete Presidencia as an Important Cultural Property built in 1937 by the great Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano on account of its exceptional cultural, artistic, and historical significance as manifested by its beautiful blend of Spanish, American and Filipino architecture.
The Dumaguete museum will feature the natural history of Negros Oriental in geology, zoology, and botany as well as exhibit architectural arts, archeology, and built heritage.
Mayor Remollo stressed that the regional museum in Dumaguete City is in line with the objective of making Dumaguete City a tourist destination for heritage lovers and providing the next generation with a better appreciation of the city’s rich culture, tradition, and patrimony.
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