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Museum of the Filipino People, Manila

(4.1/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The Museum of the Filipino People, is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines that houses the anthropology and archaeology divisions. It is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila adjacent to the main National Museum building which houses the National Art Gallery. The building formerly housed the Department of Finance. It also houses the wreck of the San Diego, ancient artifacts, and zoology divisions.
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  • The place is very famous as this will showcase the filipino cultures and traditions. The entrance now is free. 
  • Located in a very well restored building, this museum has a good collection. Unfortunately, the visitors experience could be better. The main entrance is closed and there's no indication whatsoever th...  more »
  • Fantastic displays of Filipino culture. Really great place to escape the heat after walking thru rizal park. 
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  • My eyes have thoroughly enjoyed each and every display. We're glad that the entrance fee for this month of October is totally for free! Thanks! We hope that the renovation at the Archeology building is soon done.
  • Great ways to know where you are is through history! It's all here.
  • Works of great Filipino artists are found here including Antonio Luna's masterpiece "The Spoliarium".
  • Entrance is free and if it's already very crowded, visitors might need to wait and queue outside first before they'll be allowed to go inside. Artworks on display can give you wonderful and insteresting insights on the country's history.
  • The repository of the Philippine's best kept heritage secrets. From classical masters Luna and Hidalgo, to modern artists like Luz and Mansala--you can easily spend the whole day in the National Museum and never get bored. A must visit for historians, artists, and anyone else willing to immerse themselves in all things Filipino! And, guess what? Entrance is entirely, and absolutely, free courtesy of the Philippine government. There is no excuse not to visit! P.S.: maximize your time and hire a guide when you visit. They're easy enough to find via google but I recommend going with John Silva, Carlos Celdran, or Manila For A Day.