National Museum, Manila

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Made up of four distinct museums, National Museum stands as a cultural, educational, and scientific institution dating back to 1901. Tour one or all of this attraction's complimentary museums, which consist of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium. Learn about the history of the Philippines through permanent ethnographic, archeological, and artistic collections. While here, take a walk through Rizal Park, the green space surrounding these buildings. Use our Manila trip planner to add National Museum and other attractions to your Manila vacation plans.
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  • There are lot's of painting and figures that is so so cool! On the ground floor after the entrance you'll see the breath taking art by Juan Luna the amazing SPOLIARIUM ♥ Paintings of national artists ...  more »
  • I visited the National Museum the day before yesterday, which was Sunday. Sunday admission is free. Not having well documented before I saw the imposing classical building with a nice big inscription carved with "National Museum" and only that building I visited. When I came out I realized that alongside this there was another building with another Museum, the ethnographic-anthropological section distinguished (probably the more interesting). But it was too late and there was no time to explore that, too. So I have limited myself to the first building, which housed paintings and sculptures. The Museum is impressive not just outside, but also inside because it is on four floors and houses important collections of art from the age of settlement up to the present day. Each room has different colored painted walls and very bright and the paintings stand out so differently from room to room. The most beautiful are the newer works.
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  • A bit lacking in features and displays. It is just across the street from the Fine Arts Museum - go see that one.  more »
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  • Was able to visit earlier because of the 1 day preview. Only 3 galleries are opened currently as they're in their soft opening. The new Tree of Life is amazing. It's great to see Lolong as well in its full size. We'll be back once fully operational.
  • A must vist museum. Don't waste the chance. Soon it will officially open this 2018. I just took the oppurtunity to visit it in it's 1 day viewing.
  • Newly renovated Museum, set to open 2018.
  • The exterior looks good but it is still under construction inside and not open to visitors as of June 6 2017
  • Displays are very interesting and informative

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