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National Museum, Manila

(3.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum and many more Manila attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Manila vacation trip planner.
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  • This place is the depository of our National treasures in history. The place is a must among our children to learnwd the heritage of Filipino culture and hiatory. 
  • Spending a few hous in the National Museum gave me a better understanding of the Philippines. A wide range of topics are presented in a user-friendly atmosphere. The building itself is prtistine with ...  more »
  • This place would make you proud being a Filipino. The world-renowned art works of Luna (Spoliarium) and other national artists are here. The place has a very rich collection and is worth visiting on a...  more »
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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.