Museo Iloilo, located along Bonifacio Drive in Iloilo City Proper, is the first government sponsored museum outside Metro Manila. The museum building was designed by Ilonggo architect Sergio Penasales.

The museum houses an impressive collection of Iloilo’s cultural heritage which includes stone age native pottery; fossils; jewellery; burial sites; trade pottery from China , Annam and Siam; era photos. Mementos and war relics; a British sunken ship; Spanish-era Filipino sculpture; and modern art done by Ilonggo artists and craftsmen.

Museo Iloilo’s permanent exhibit covers the cultural history of Western Visayas from prehistory to contemporary history. Inside is the carbon-q4 dated fossils, the swords and spears of the Mondo tribe of Panay, and the permanent exhibit showing an Ati family.

Image from Guide To The Philippines

Museo Ilo Ilo