Lakbay Museo is one of the Instragrammable museums in Manila that will let you see the Philippines in just 2 hours. You no longer need to buy expensive plane tickets! This museum features various tourist spots in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In addition, they also serve some Filipino snacks that will satisfy your taste buds.
Things to see and do in Lakbay Museo
Wear Traditional Clothes
Upon entering the museum, the staff will clothe you with traditional clothes. I didn’t get the chance to choose but I’m pretty sure that they picked the right color for me. They have clothes of different sizes for men and women.
Do Something Interactive
They museum have lots of props for picture taking. I tried wearing the costume of Batanes, playing Kulintang, and even carrying lots of palayok!
Eat some Filipino snacks
They have vinegar and even lambanog free taste. If you want to have snacks, you need to exchange your chips or tokens for food. Every guest has 12 pieces of chips to start with.
Interact with the Performers
Guests can do the Tinikling Dance off, watch cultural shows or puppet shows, or even do the Palayok Pot Challenge.
Collect Travel Guides
As a traveler, I also make sure to get some travel guides from the different areas in the museum. They provide a lot of informative guides per region. It’s free but make sure that you’re really going to read it when you plan to take it home.
Reading these guides makes me wanna plan my itinerary not only in Luzon but also in Visayas and Mindanao!
At the end of the tour, you may buy some local delicacies from different towns in the Philippines. They also sell some shirts, bags, clothing, key chains, and even ref magnets. I wasn’t able to buy anything but here’s how the entrance looks like:
It’s really great to see the local products made by Filipinos.
Lakbay Museo is located at Level 1, S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. You may also Google or Waze “Conrad Hotel Marina Way Mall of Asia Complex”.
The museum is open from 10am to 10pm but their last call will be at 9am. Each guest is allowed to stay inside the museum for a maximum of two hours.
- 799 pesos for walk in, holidays, and weekends
- 699 pesos if you book online (You may pay via PayPal or credit card)
- They offer group discounts if you are more than 10 pax. Send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- They offer discounts for PWD and Senior Citizens.
- Besides the usual rate, they also offer packages for school tour, team building, birthday and even a photoshoot package. Visit their website for more details: https://www.lakbaymuseo.ph/groups
In general, I’d say that Lakbay Museo is a perfect place for millennials like me who loves to post colorful pictures on Instagram. It’s not only great for photo shoots but it’s also informative.
Museums which offer interactive activities are not only perfect for children but also for kids at heart. Here’s my tip: Before going there, make sure that your camera is fully-charged. Also, you need to free some space from your memory card because you’ll enjoy taking lots of pictures and videos inside.
If you enjoy this type of museum, you may also visit Dessert Museum. It’s located in the same building.