Museo Ning Angeles: An absolute must-see in Pampanga

Museo Ning Angeles (Museum of Angeles), is located at the Sto. Rosario Historic District, right beside the Barangay Hall, and across the 140-year old Holy Rosary Parish Church in Philippines.

The museum was built in 1922 as a Municipio del Pueblo (Town Hall) of Angeles City. It was only in 1998 that the town hall was moved to its present location.

The museum houses its main exhibit on the first floor featuring the evolution and history of the city and its people. It also showcases Angeles City’s pre-colonial inhabitants and migrants, founding foreparents, and its famous historical personalities.

On the second floor, a culinary feast exhibit is presented showcasing the city’s– and the Pampanga province’s– love and expertise in food. Culinary tools and dioramas fill the floor. Pampanga is famous for its signature dishes such as, batute tugak (“stuffed frogs”), camaru (“mole crickets”), and sisig (combination of pig brains and chicken liver). On special occasions, the kitchen is open and authentic dishes can also be ordered on the site.

Museo Ning Angeles is currently being managed by Kuliat Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization “whose absolute purpose is to preserve the history, culture, and traditions of Angeles City through the development and promotion of historical, cultural, educational, environmental, social and economic plans, programs and projects.”

The museum runs entirely off donations, income from the annual Tigtigan Terakan king Dalan (“Music and Dancing in the Streets, held in Angeles City on the last Friday and Saturday of October), and minimal entrance fees.

Museum Schedule, Fees and Contact Numbers: Monday to Saturday (9:00 – 17:00), Sunday (by appointment only)/ PHP 20 for students, PHP 50 for all other visitors/ +63 45 8874703

Directions: To get to Museo Ning Angeles from Clark, take the MacArthur Hwy/ Manila N Rd/ R-9 in Balibago road. If coming from San Fernando, Pampanga, take the N Luzon Expy/ NLEx/ R-8 in San Fernando road.

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