Writer’s Block? Stuck In A Rut? Visit These Museums

These places should get your creative juices flowing. 
by Mintzy Flor

Sometimes, all you need is a day off or time away from everything so you can reflect, recharge, and return to the daily grind with a clear mind and positive attitude. Sometimes, a museum can be a place to escape to for quiet time and inspiration. Lucky for us, there are enough museums around for that.


Whether you’re having writer’s block or just need some new perspective,  these museums can get you out of your rut.

Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City


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Located at the fringes of Makati’s central business district, Ayala Museum is famous for its dioramas displaying highlights in Philippine history, as well as gold accessories from the pre-Spanish period, an extensive collection of Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics, and paintings from the masters Amorsolo and Luna. Though the museum has been closed for renovation since June, you can still walk around the gardens behind it. Meanwhile, the museum’s activities continue through its Ayala Museum On-The-Go, a program that promotes arts and culture through online and off-site platforms. The museum is reopening in 2020.


The Mind Museum

J.Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


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Located in Bonifacio Global City, this interactive museum will release the inner kid in you and make you forget about your woes. The world-class facility features a T-Rex exhibit, Universe Gallery, Technology Gallery, Life Gallery, and Atom Gallery, as well as a Mind Movers program, where resident scientists facilitate activities and experiments.



National Museum of the Philippines

 Padre Burgos Ave., Ermita, Manila


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Home to Juan Luna’s Spoliarium and The Parisian Life. If you’re ever around Ermita, this is a great place to let those creative juices flow. Just looking at the museum is art itself! The National Museum Complex boasts these attractions: the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, the National Museum of Natural History,  the National Planetarium, and Regional Museums. Spend a day exploring what each has to offer.

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