Ayala Museum is known for its dioramas (3D miniatures) depicting vital points in Philippine history. Ayala’s stock has recently risen with the 4th-floor instillation of several permanent and spectacular exhibitions. The most magnificent is Gold of Ancestors – a glittering assemblage of golden pre-colonial artefacts and treasures, particularly intricately engraved jewellery fashioned by indigenous island tribes. Elsewhere, Embroidered Multiples displays 18th to 19th-century Philippine costumes.
Things to see in Manila
Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT)
Department of Tourism Building
TM Kalaw Street, Rizal Park
(Tourist information on Ground Floor Room 106)
Tel: (02) 523 8411.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1800, Sat-Sun 0830-1730.