UST Museum - At the forefront in the promotion of cultural heritage in the Philippines

The University of Santo Tomas Museum, the oldest existing museum in the Philippines, started as a "Gabinete de Fisica," an observation room of mineral, botany and biology collections in the 17th century. Under the old Spanish educational law the collections were used as classroom materials for Medicine and Pharmacy and other Science courses.

The university is proud of the museum’s vast collection. Preserved for over three hundred years in the Main Building, the collections then grew with the inclusion of significant cultural objects and artifacts.



The preservation of the UST Museum’s collections from the ravages of time can only be made possible with the help of our generous friends and benefactors who share our vision and concern for our national treasures.

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