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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. 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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  • Once you are in Luneta Park, this place is strategically accessible from there. Good for students to appreciate culture, science and arts in general  more »
  • I went here with my husband. The only reason I want to visit the museum was because of the Spoliarium by Juan Luna. I was really mesmerized by the beauty of the painting. The painting was huge by the ...  more »
  • There's always a rightful place for everyone. Shout out to Arts and History lovers. National Museum is certainly your place.  more »
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  • There is a lot on display in the four floors that are accessable to the public. The displays are well organized with good lighting and all descriptions are in English. It's a great value being free of and will provide a few hours of entertainment if you take time going through all the exhibits.
  • It's not just a glimpse of the past. It's like being in the past. Seeing those artworks was incredibly awesome. Entrance is free and it would take half of the day to tour the whole area. Enjoy!
  • Recently, I've been a fan of going to Museums. The National museum is a must place to go. You can see the original things from the past, very well preserved. Visiting early will give you a chance to explore and appreciate the beauty of each display. And you can also visit the Spoliarium on the other building of the National Museum.
  • I'm impressed! The National Museum is newly painted. Rooms are color coded. Its standard has leveled up to international! And entrance is free!! Juan Luna's Spolarium is always quite a sight! It makes us proud that this painting was made by a Filipino. At the same time it makes us sadly reminisce the truth about the message in the picture of the painting--the abusive treatment of the Spaniards to the Filipinos then. On the other hand, I'm a big fan of the multi-talented, genius Jose Rizal. I'm a bit disappointed that the only two pieces that awed me in the Rizal collection were a sculpture he made and a handwritten note to his wife Josephine Bracken. Hope the museum could acquire more works of Jose Rizal! I don't remember knowing anyone else as talented as he is!
  • No entrance fee. It has a great collection with Juan Luna's work, Spolarium, as the highlight at the Fine Arts building. The staff is very friendly and we had a great experience.