The museum showcases various episodes of the Army’s evolution, photos of revolutionary heroes, medals and weapons used.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Museum aims to preserve, perpetuate, conserve and promote the remarkable military traditions, history and culture in the Philippines. Completed in 1995, in display at the museum are various episodes of the Army’s evolution, photos of revolutionary heroes, medals and weapons used.
The museum is located at the General Arturo Enrile Building of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The outdoor display consists of various equipment used by the branches of the AFP. The indoor exhibit is full of displays and paintings from the founding of the revolutionary forces who fought against the Spanish occupants up to the men serving today.
The museum features a tunnel with several arteries that lead to different exits. Also, a special exhibit is sponsored by the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. The exhibit also features rayadillo uniform worn by General Emilio Aguinaldo. There is an authenticated, handwritten letters of Apolinario Mabini and dioramas of vintage weaponry. Other military hardware that include field uniforms, documents and photographs that trace the evolution of Philippine soldiery since the pre-colonial times are also part of the collection. There are dioramas that feature the decades-old campaign of the armed forces against insurgents and Moro separatists.
Those who want to take home souvenirs can check the gift shop selling souvenir items from the Philippine Army, Airforce, Navy and Marines and books.
If you are one who also love to see the men in action, it would be good experience to drive through Camp Aguinaldo. The soldiers would be pulling off perfectly choreographed drills. They can also pull off drills of situations like ambushes. This part of the experience would make looking at the displays more amusing.