The Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, founded on 7 July 1892, was a clandestine movement aiming to gain independence from Spain through armed means. However, its existence was divulged to the Spanish authorities in August 1896. Determined to overthrow the colonial regime, Supremo Andres Bonifacio led a group of Katipuneros toward San Juan del Monte on the night of 29 August 1896 and, by daybreak, attacked the ammunition depot and water reservoir. Armed only with bamboo spears, bolos, and homemade guns, the Filipino revolutionaries bravely faced Spanish forces despite being outgunned and inexperienced in war. Though the Katipuneros met a tragic defeat at San Juan del Monte, their heroism fueled the resolve of other Filipinos in nearby provinces to take up arms and support the Philippine revolution.
Lined with innovative and conventional exhibits, the Museo ng Katipunan tells the story of the clandestine organization of the Filipino revolutionaries. Archival documents, amulets, cryptic messages, and bladed weapons used by Katipuneros are seen throughout the Museum. Various artworks—busts, monochrome pastel portraits, and oil paintings depicting scenes from the revolution—created by renowned Filipino artists are also displayed. Among the interactive features of the Museum is a holographic image of Andres Bonifacio and an audio recording of the poem Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa. The entwined lives of Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto are highlighted by different exhibits like the interactive map tracing their beginnings in Tondo, Manila, the Kartilya, and the Katipunan Decalogue. In addition, the Museum houses a stereoscopy room featuring late 19th century photographs, a library, and an e-learning room.
The Museo ng Katipunan provides an educational approach to understand the Katipunan, its primary movers, and their actions. Apart from Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto, and other renowned revolutionaries, the Museum honors the valiant efforts of the Katipuneros who fought for the independence of the Philippines through a Memorial Wall.

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To arrange a visit to the Museo ng Katipunan, please contact:
29 Pinaglabanan Street, Barangay Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City
Museum Curator: Christian Bernard Melendez
Telephone no.: +63 2 7254 44 70
Cellular phone number: +63 9162668769
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Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.