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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  • Great art exhibits, very informative. Free to enter, spare few hours totally worth checking out to escape the heat.  more »
  • The museum looks gigantic but actually there were only around 10 galleries. Easy walk, lots of English signage. Interesting exhibits include the burial urns shaped like simple people, and the rice exh...  more »
  • its free and has good toilets and is close to intramuros. the staff as with most phillipinos were friendly and polite. its not a top rank museum and unless you have a special interest in phillipino ar...  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.
  • Lots of things to see and learn. Plus, free entry! But I'll have to come back since I wasn't able to roam the museum and see art during my visits before due to other purposes. Also, confused this museum with the National Museum of Anthropology which we were able to fully roam.
  • 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.
  • No entrance fee all year-round! Better come and see the beautiful paintings by Juan Luna, Malang, Amorsolo, just to name a few. Be ready to get marveled by their masterpieces. Attached pictures are some of my favorites 😊👍😊

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