Galleria Taal

Calle Marcela Mariño Agoncillo, Taal, Batangas

Galleria Taal
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Category:
Museum
Business Hours
Open: 8:00a - 5:00p
Phone
+63434081775

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Friday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Saturday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Herl C.
5.0 Stars
10

Taal, Batangas is one of the heritage towns in the Philippines that has a significant history to our culture. One day, I decided to revisit the place to rekindle my interest to old and classic spots of our country.

Upon checking out the map of Heritage Town Tour that I got thru a website, I checked out some of the places that were included on their list. One of them is the tour to a different kind of museum which is the Galleria Taal.

Galleria Taal is the first vintage camera museum in the Philippines owned and collected by Mr. Manny Inumerable. It showcases classic and modern cameras, from the smallest to the gigantic one. There are also old copy of 19th century photographs like the one with Jose Rizal in Bagumbayan.

Galleria Taal in found inside Ylagan-Barrion House along Agoncillo Street. If you are coming from the Basilica, just walk straight to this street for about 500m until you see the signage of the museum. The house used to be home of Don Domingo Ylagan and Maria Martinez-Ylagan in the 1800’s. The Spanish inspired house is made up of sturdy materials like capiz windows, wooden walls and ceiling, and stone floorings.

If you are fond of photography or have an interest in cameras, make sure to include this place in your bucket list. Some of the cameras I found inside are rare Leica, Nikon, and Kodak and modern Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. I also found the biggest one that has a reverse view with the film as big as an X-ray. There are also classic spy cameras, old view finder like the modern VR box now, the one with the gold body (imagine how expensive this is), and a camera that has a big light bulb the serves as a flash.

It's interesting inside, knowing how fascinated Mr. Manny is with all his cameras. The price for each one is ranging from thousand to hundred thousands. Imagine how much money he spent to get the entire collection. I think, he's that passionate enough with all those photography stuff.

An hour is enough to see all the things inside the Galleria Taal. I paid P100 for the entrance fee, logged my name and other details, and then the lady accompanied me inside. In fact, it was a brief but interesting tour, just right in time to explore other historical places in Taal.

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Abby M.
3.0 Stars

Love the classics! Tho I wish there were more interactive cameras. Haha. #vintage

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Rachelle V.
5.0 Stars

Camera Gallery from vintage cameras to present. It is a private own gallery so you need to pay 100 for entrance. All cameras are in good working condition. It has over 150 cameras in there and also a collection of photos from our history.

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