Trade and commerce have been part of Filipino life even before recorded history. With vast natural resources, pre-colonial communities of what was to be the Philippine archipelago relied on these resources by consuming or trading them for sustenance and wealth. When the Spanish and American colonizers came and established the precursor to the modern economy, it shaped not only the Filipino way of life, but also shaped the identity and history of the nation.

The Museum of Philippine Economic History aims to share this rich narrative that is ours. Housed in the Ynchausti y CompaƱia building which was restored by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in 2018, the museum showcases thirteen galleries with informative displays, artifacts and interactive features detailing the journey of the nation toward self-sustainability, innovation, and self-enterprise.

The Museum of Philippine Economic History
Address: JM Basa St. cor. Ortiz St. Iloilo City
Email address: phileconomichistory@gmail.com
Tel number: (033) 327-5335