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Here’s What You Should Remember When You Visit The National Museum, QCPL This Week

Learning and discovery continue amidst the pandemic.

The National Museum of the Philippines and Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) announced that they will reopen this week, following the implementation of Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila, from October 16 to 31.

Among the establishments that are badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are museums, libraries, and other educational facilities that many people, especially students, miss the most. To comply with 30% indoor venue capacity, only limited people will be accommodated in the National Museum and QCPL. Health protocols must be followed at all times, such as wearing face masks and face shields and observing social distancing.

Are you planning to visit any of these two or both? Here’s a quick guide on your museum and library visit! (Read: LIST: Quick Guidelines You Should Follow When Cinemas Reopen)

The National Museum of the Philippines

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National Museum of Natural History facade in 2019 (Photo from Wikipedia)

The National Museum of Fine Arts, Anthropology, and Natural History will reopen on October 19. It will operate from Tuesday to Sunday, excluding religious holidays. Visitors can choose two sessions: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to visit. Vaccination cards and valid IDs are required to be presented upon entry. There will be a temperature check and health declaration form, which can be accomplished via StaySafePH mobile application. 

Visitors need to reserve a slot online a day before the intended visit. They can book a solo reservation or group reservation with a maximum of four companions. Walk-in visitors will not be accommodated. The visitors inside the museum are limited to 100 individuals per session. (Read: 4 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Kids To Visit Museums)

You can book your reservation here. For more information, contact The National Museum at 8298-1100 ext. 3000, 8527-7889, or through email at inquiry@nationalmuseum.gov.ph.

Quezon City Public Library

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Photo from Metro News Central

The Quezon City local government has approved the reopening of QCPL today, October 18, for onsite library users with a maximum of 30 individuals per day. It is open from Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on holidays.

Only fully vaccinated individuals are also allowed to visit. Vaccination cards need to be presented upon entry as proof. Readers must request an appointment one day ahead of the intended visit. The QCPL clarified that appointment requests during weekends and holidays will be processed on the next working day. Walk-ins will not be accepted as well.

You can request an appointment here. For more information, visit the QCPL Facebook page. (Read: 5 Books That Teach Kids the Complexities of Love)

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