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Museum of the Filipino People, Manila
(4.1/5 based on 35+ 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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  • See colorful native fabrics, farm implements, musical instruments, warfare tools, burial containers, shipwreck hauls, assorted decorative and religious ornaments, etc from different indigenous groups ...  more »
  • I am always interested in the people of countries I visit and found this museum to be a little sparse. First there was a long line to get in on a Sunday afternoon. But entry was free. Once inside, the...  more »
  • If you asked at the reception desk in art exhibition at the National Museum, but the so-called Museum, and I was told it to here. What for many things are lost in the war, I felt the thinness of the content of the exhibition. Sunday is the free, luggage check at the entrance.
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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.