Davao City – Amid the ongoing completion of the National Museum of the Philippines at the People’s Park here, the city government has reopened its Museo Dabawenyo to the public.
The city information office said Wednesday the museum is once again open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except Sundays.
Museo Dabawenyo showcases the history of Davao in 50 objects that also can be viewed in a three-dimensional (3D) virtual tour on bit.ly/2Q0vC92.
The virtual tour is an added feature since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
Winnie Rose Galay-Bulig, the museum’s officer-in-charge, said they received 12 visitors on its soft opening Tuesday and registered several bookings.
“People are still adjusting as we are now in the new normal. Soon, the numbers are expected to increase because many have made their bookings,” she said.
However, Bulig clarified that the Museo will only cater to 10 visitors at a time due to the limited space.
She said visitors are required to wear face masks, and food and beverages are prohibited inside the gallery area.
For group tours, advanced booking of at least one month is encouraged.
“We can only limit the number of applicants for now. We encourage them to book one month ahead to ensure the number of visitors,” she said.
The National Museum facility here is expected to open either later this year or early next year. (Che Palicte)
(Source: Philippine News Agency)