It was an okayish visit. If you are here for a well spent day in a museum might as well visit book museum nearby (around 30 mins from here). This museum contains shoes as the name suggest but could at least make the experience more engaging and more informative as why Marikina became the shoe capital etc.
I wish the government's tourism office could improve the content of the tour and maybe think of more interactive/interesting activities inside the museum. So much potential.
A small museum with friendly helpful staff . Many international and Filipino celebrities have donated a pair of their shoes. But the highlight surely has to be Imelda Marcos' collection of shoes . Can't help but have a sneaky feeling the museum is secretly funded by her. Captions were unduly sympathetic to her. No mention of the excesses and corruption... 更多
I would say this is a worthwhile visit for anyone with enthusiasm for shoes, since 800 out of 3000 pairs of Imelda Marcos' shoes are on display, and what would a trip to Manila be without coming close to that?! It's fair to say the shoes here on show in cabinets are looking mostly a bit tired, which surprised me... 更多
It's a small one but it's supposed to be designed like a one huge walk in closet of shoes. And Imelda Marcos' entire shoe collection was transferred here. Yep, the small place is actually big for all these pairs of shoes.
The tiny two-storey structure of a museum is a a five minute walk from the city's church (Our Lady of the Abandoned) in the center of town. The entrance fee is 50 pesos per adult, 40 pesos for senior citizens (60 years old and above) upon presentation of senior citizen ID. By the entrance are displayed some instruments and pieces... 更多
We were initially drawn to the museum because we were curious to see how much of Imelda Marcos' legendary shoe collection was on display. And even though it's only a portion, the volume of shoes on display is still impressive. The museum is small and doesn't take more than 30 minutes to stroll through - unless you really want to... 更多
I visited there with my son at 8 years old. It is small but cozy place. I just wanted to see Imelda Marcos's shoes. There are only 800 shoes out of 2000. By this museum, I came to know the shoes made in Marikina. After visiting the museum, I fully brain washed and bought Marikina made shoes.
What a tiny gem of a museum! The walls are lined with the shoes of celebrities and of course the famous Mrs. Marcos. The exhibit is small and you can walk through it in about 30-45 minutes, but it's well worth the trip, especially if you a shoe fan.
Well, you would expect to find shoes in a footwear museum.....but to see 800 pair of former first Lady Imelda Marcos' footwear was amazing! There were also shoes of Presidents, past and current, sports stars, and film stars. The building was built in 1808 as munitions storage, then used as a jail in WW2, and then a rice mill. This... 更多