Dizon-Ramos Museum in Bacolod


Housed in the ancestral home of Raymundo L. Dizon and Hermelinda V. Ramos, the Dizon-Ramos Museum is one of the many reasons you will visit Bacolod, Philippines. It was constructed in 1950 and shows the architecture of after-war Bacolod. The house is a blend of modern and neo-classic which makes anyone appreciate its past. The visitors get a sense of how upper-middle class lived in Bacolod in the 1950s.

In 2007, the house of Ramos and Dizon was converted into a museum, thus the name Dizon-Ramos Museum, a year after Hermelinda meet her creator. The museum was blessed and inaugurated on August 15, 2007.

Among the artifacts deemed worthy to preserve for posterity are immense collections of naff ceramics, glassware, and religious knick-knacks. The first floor of the museum comprises of the Main Exhibit Hall which boasts a collection of a hundred pictorial reproductions which tried to captivate the rich history of Bacolod City and the prominent family, the Dizon-Ramos.

Some of the photographs were taken in 1937 when Raymundo, also known as “Munding” and Hermelinda, also known as “Ermy” were wed. The photographs are ordered chronologically by decades, thus giving the visitors a coup d’oeil into the city’s baronial past and their family. There are three bedrooms on the left side of the house. It contains some memorabilia of the family.

Dizon-Ramos Museum Fence

Dizon-Ramos Museum Fence

The second floor reflects the family’s way of living. The bedrooms, study room, living area and dining area reflect how the family actually lived. The furniture are mostly twentieth century with a few antique pieces.

The collections of crystals, porcelain paintings and jewelry came mostly from the extensive travels of the family, especially Roly, the son, whose work as a prominent national educator brought him to a lot of conferences abroad.

Memorabilia of Munding, Ermy, Rudy, Ray, Ging and Patching are also displayed in the bedrooms. Roly’s memorabilia include a vast array of academic medals and plaques. Ray and Roly have the rare distinction of two brothers who were given the Ten Outstanding Young Men Award by the Philippine Jaycees.

The Museum is currently owned and managed by the J.R.R. Dizon Foundation, with Rolando R. Dizon as Chair and Ed Pestano as President. The members are led by Josefa D.A. Puentevella.

The Museum Staff is headed by Remedios Bantug as Managing Director, Raymund Bayot as Curator and Paterno Corpez, Jr. as Manager. Ramon Hofilena and Irene Gaston serve as Senior Consultants.

The Dizon-Ramos Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday is considered as maintenance day. Visitors are welcome anytime during the open hours but a group of ten or more should contact the museum in advance for a guided tour and avoid over-crowding inside the museum. An entrance fee is collected at P10 for children and P30 for adults for the maintenance of the place. A souvenir shop in front of the museum, at the side of the entrance gate is available. It sells art works and a lot of gift variety. For more information, you may contact Dizon-Ramos Museum at telephone number (+63)(34)434-8512 or visit their website at http://www.dizonramosmuseum.com/.

How to get there

Dizon-Ramos Museum is located along Burgos Avenue, near Lacson St., where most of the jeepneys pass. From the Bacolod-Silay Airport, take a van (P50) or tricycle (P30-P50) going to Silay’s highway (Rizal St.). Take a bus (P20-P25) or jeepney (P15) going south – 15 kilometers away – to Robinson’s Bacolod. Ask some folks/drivers which jeepney takes you nearest to Burgos Ave or Mamma Maria’s Pizza, then walk going southeast, about 100 meters from the corner and you’ll reach the museum.

Dizon-Ramos Museum

Dizon-Ramos Museum

Entrance door with paintings inside

Entrance door with paintings inside

Statue made of wood

Statue made of wood

Wood carving

Wood carving


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
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  1. rhenmark says:

    hi mark.. i want to ask permission to use one of your photos of dizon ramos museum to be put in my tourist app..Your photo will have credit for sure..thank you..

  2. Rizelle Jay Alburo says:

    good evening sir mark 🙂 im really glad that you have such information about dizon-ramos museum. i sometimes (most of the time actually) passed by on this attraction but never bother going inside. thanks to you cuz youve given me a reason to visit it. wonderful facts about past 🙂

    two thumbs up 🙂

  3. Good Evening Mark! I came upon your site while researching for an article about the Dizon- Ramos Museum. I am currently preparing the features section for a news magazine of the Dept of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and I would like permission to use one photo. Full credits will be provided, of course!

    Hoping for your positive response on the matter.

    Rhoel Fernandez
    Freelance Writer/ Editor
    e-mail: rhoelfernandez@yahoo.com

  4. Tabitha says:

    Hi, I’m looking for photos to be used for the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) cultural website and I’d really love to include one photo of the Dizon Ramos Museum 🙂

    Your photo will have credit for sure 🙂

    Hoping for your positive feedback! You may contact me at tabitha.fernan@yahoo.com 🙂

  5. Thank you very much for your visit mark in the museum, until next

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