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Ayala Museum, Makati

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Examine the ethnographic and archaeological exhibits of the Philippine culture at Ayala Museum. Since 1967, this museum has committed to displaying historical and contemporary Philippine art, while cooperating with both local and international associates. On the sixth floor, examine the steel, granite, and glass repository; elsewhere among the modern multipurpose galleries and halls you'll see the nation's maritime vessels, garments and embroideries, handcrafted dioramas, golden iconography, and pioneers of art from the 19th to the 20th century. Also visit the educational and research centers to delve even deeper into the country's legacy. For Ayala Museum and beyond, use our Makati day trip planning site to get the most from your Makati vacation.
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  • I was yesterday afternoon on a visit to this museum. Entering without informing himself before, you will be astonished by the ori exposed on the top floor. Recommend to visit the Museum starting from this plan, which is the most interesting and is divided into two subsections. You access the first showcasing the ori, strictly not to photograph, crossing a gate well guarded by a guardian who controls that nobody split Windows and you take away the jewels. There are all kinds. Not only bracelets, earrings and Tiaras but even belts. This treasure was found at the end of the last century in an incidental finding during excavations for construction purposes. The other section is devoted to Chinese ceramics: there are different regions and from different periods. Downstairs there is a permanent exhibition of Filipino painters and a temporary of a painter whose name I can't remember. Further down an exhibition of photographs and a diorama that tells the story of the Philippines.
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  • Before beginning your travels throughout the Philippines take in this remarkable museum. You will get a sense of the history and culture and a feeling for the many people who have inhabited these isla...  more »
  • This is a creative space with various exhibitions on at the same time. I enjoy the permanent exhibitions that display jewellery and textiles, and there is a fantastic diorama display chronicling the h...  more »
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  • This is a lovely and convenient museum in Manila. Connected to and less shopping also. LOL and only does it have a lovely collection of Filipino history and artifacts. But also an amazing collection of ancient Asian pottery from China, Thailand, and Vietnam! I really enjoyed the time I spent there. Well worth the trip and admission. I
  • Nice museum that's very informative on filipino culture and history. I especially like the dioramas which are very detailed. They give a very good graphic idea of how it was or could have been which make the visit fun and entertaining, also for kids. Unfortunately there's an entrance fee unlike the National museums but in my opinion it's definitely worth it and I give a big recommendation.
  • This museum is better than the Filipino national museum. I popped in aiming to spend 20 minutes killing time. I walked out 2.5 hours later. The first floor tells the history of the Philippines, up to independence, via 54 diorama and accompanying plagues. Independence onwards is told mostly by videos. This works surprisingly well and is very well communicated. The local government should be ashamed that a private company is educating the public and tourists better than they are and doing so free of charge. The ground floor shows Filipino portraits which are absolutely astounding and very varying in style. The third floor has a collections of abstract art, some of which are from an Ayala descendent. The abstract art is rather beautiful and very much worth looking at. Overall this museum is by far the best I have seen in the Philippines, and it is FREE! I am very happy I accidentally stumbled upon it. I highly recommend going out of you way to see this place.
  • Great perks if you're a member! I always bring my friends and guests here :) It's a great place to introduce people to Philippine history and culture. impressive gold collection and interesting events. I also love the library :)
  • If you like the archeological and national history museums this place is a gem! Allocate more than two hours if you love to spend time reading. Very helpful staff.
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