Museo ng Batangas, a Grand Showcase of Batangas History - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore Museo ng Batangas, a Grand Showcase of Batangas History - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Museo ng Batangas, a Grand Showcase of Batangas History

At the “People’s Mansion” inside the grounds of the Batangas Provincial Capitol, is a museum that serves as a standing reminder of the glorious past of the Province of Batangas. Simply called “Museo ng Batangas” (Museum of Batangas), it has a diverse collection with items ranging from archeological artifacts dug up from different sites in the province, heirlooms from the Spanish colonial era, and even works of art created by modern day artists from across the province that depict the rich history and culture of Batangas.

The museum was first opened in September 1993 during the term of Governor Vicente Mayo. Then, it was known as “Ang Museo ng Batangas at Aklatan” (The Museum and Library of Batangas)1. The museum was closed after eleven years and was not revived until the term of Governor Hermilando Mandanas in April 1919.

As with most public institutions not only in the Philippines but the rest of the world, the museo had to be closed again not even after a year after its reopening as the Covid-19 pandemic raged around the planet. These days, it is once again open to the public Tuesday up to Friday from 8:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. Admission is free.

Below are some snapshots taken by Batangas History, Culture & Folklore in a recent visit.

Signage Museo ng Batangas
The signage at the lobby of the Museo ng Batangas.
Museo ng Batangas Art Collection Diwa ng Batangas
An gallery of original works created by artists from around Batangas.
Museo ng Batangas Subli Section
A section devoted to the uniquely BatangueƱo religious dance "subli."
Museo ng Batangas Artifacts
Various artifacts from different eras of Batangas' rich history are showcased.
Museo ng Batangas archeological artifacts
Among the collections were artifacts from archeological sites in Batangas.
Museo ng Batangas Maquina de Mano
The "maquina de mano," the first hand-operated sewing machine in the country.
Museo ng Batangas embroidery
Elegant historic samples of the famous Batangas embroidery.
Museo ng Batangas Farm Implements
Throwback to an agrarian past — various farm implements.
Museo ng Batangas Governors' Gallery
The Governors' Gallery.
Notes and references:
1 “Museo ng Batangas sa Kapitolyo,” by Batangas Tourism and Cultural Affairs, published 10 April 1919, online at the Facebook Page of the Batangas Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office.
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