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National Museum, Manila

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3.8/5 based on 340+ 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 review is quite late. I remember during my childhood days, the same building that houses the National Museum used to be a government office. Been here lately and found many art collections on dis...  read more »
  • This is located at rizal park area. Excellent building. 4 huge floors of exhibits to look at. Many staff members. Free entry. Very clean and tidy. Some of the exhibits were hit and miss but it's worth...  read more »
  • At the entrance were made at bag. Of a theft prevention of the exhibits? There were small things, so admission was free. Make sure 立chiyorimasu is the National Museum of the country visited. The National Museum of the Philippines is the only painter to the modern Philippines more, old Museum of popular art exhibitions. Seems a common Museum is spectacular in its own way, but not quite.
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  • I loved the Museum of the Philippines it's wonderful learning about this justifiably proud multicultural society and seeing the great artistry of a magnificent people..especially was thrilled with Dr. Jose Rizal's work and the paintings depicting life before the modern era.
  • The museum is interesting, albeit quite dark. (though this I'm sure is for preservation purposes) An interesting lesson on prehistoric Philippines on up to modern times. There could be more written lessons on the history of the country, and I've have liked to seen more colonial Spanish artifacts. The narrative on ethnic groups and interaction with muslims was interesting. No place to throw out trash accept the washrooms, which didn't have any toilet paper on 3 different floors. :D
  • The museum sufficiently curates a variety of things that represent the country. For Php 150 (regular adult; discounts available to students and children), you have access to see paintings and art on the main building (must see: Juan Luna's world-renowned Spoliarium), and artifacts/non-painting on the other building (Museum of the Filipino People). Current curations on the latter building include the Philippines' biodiversity, Lumad people, traditional textile art, Alibata, etc. On the second floor, you can also see a portion of the Berlin Wall.
  • It was interesting, but the exhibitions could have been curated a bit better. Some rooms were half-empty. It's mostly paintings and sculptures. If I'd recommend visiting one museum, it would be Ayala in Makati. It however doesn't contain such a selection of paintings, but I think it's a good overview of the history and culture of the Philippines.
  • Amazing place to see some of historical piece and artwork. But it's a bit lacking for me considering it is the National Museum. But still a great place. Never been back after the renovation.
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