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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  • Its impressive as usual. The collections are world class. Facilities are clean, Staffs are strict but easy to approach. Admission is free at the time of our visit. The building and displays are camera...  more »
  • Well worth the time to come here and spend an hour or two exploring this museum. It has a lot of suprisingly great stuff. Covers all the history of the Phillipines and is well laid out, inside a great...  more »
  • i've been to the national museum a few times already and though I enjoyed most of it, maybe they could inject other means to entertain the audiences using other modes of technology.  more »
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  • Our very own gallery in the heart of Manila, here lies the greatest and most respected works of our Filipino artists. Used to be the Legislative Building or Senate Hall. From Juan Luna, Rizal’s works, Botong, Amorsolo, to even modern day artist’s contemporary works are all exhibited here. Be sure to go early in the morning as you can spend all day till the afternoon here. Tip: Ask the guard about history of paintings in this establishments as some are said to contain mysteries and stories. By the way, do not touch any of these works, the museum seems to not maintain the artworks very well as some visitors turn these works of art into background picture, and even touch them. (Imagine touching a 10M pesos painting? You’re bound to damage it! Please!) I would rate this 5 stars however due to lack of self-discipline from people, I hope they’d notice this as we try to educate people to respect these artworks.
  • Always good to look back and understand the history of our peoples, so that we can be more wise in charting our future.
  • 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.
  • The building is a beauty, thats all i can say since i've never been inside.
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