Presidential Museum and Library

Presidential Museum and Library, Manila: Address, Phone Number, Presidential Museum and Library Reviews: 4.5/5

Presidential Museum and Library

Presidential Museum and Library
4.5
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The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacanan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. It exercises primary curatorial, conservation, preservation, custodial, and advisory responsibilities over structures, and facilitates the conduct of tours of designated areas within the Palace. It was created in 2004 with the implementation of Executive Order No. 366, Issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which merged the Presidential Museum and the Malacanang Library into one office as the Malacanang Museum. The collections of both offices were integrated and housed in Kalayaan Hall, while others were placed in off-site storage facilities.In 2010, Executive Order No. 880 Was issued, placing the Malacanang Museum under the supervision of the National Museum for museological and related policy purposes. Later on, Executive Order No. 4, Promulgated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, placed the Malacanang Museum under the supervision and control of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. The issuance likewise renamed the Malacanang Museum as the Presidential Museum and Library.
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areb5
283 contributions
Plan way way ahead. Send an Email request 3 weeks in advance. Immediately following-up by phone call is a must
Oct 2019
I requested a tour and sent an email request with all the necessary information listed on their website. I received a computer-gerated reply the following day.

Still, DISREGARD their computer-generated response, be proactive and immediately follow up your request by phoning the staff pronto as the time-slots and schedules can be filled up quickly.

Plan way way ahead. Send an Email request 3 weeks in advance of your chosen date. Follow-up thru phone call is a MUST.

I ended up not going because of time constraints and the limited amount of time to stay in Metro Manila.
Written 10 October 2019
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AaronCris
Quezon City, Philippines135 contributions
Very educational.
Jul 2019 • Couples
I am a proud Filipino. Going inside to the Malacanang Palace and Presidential Museum was fun. I learned more about our past and current Presidents of this country. Mind you all that if you want to have a tour, you have to send them an request letter through their website and wait for the confirmation. And just follow the house rules inside the museum.
Written 2 August 2019
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Vanessa51910
Burbank, CA89 contributions
Some tips
May 2019 • Family
1. Entrance is from Laurel St. Driver will need to leave 1 valid ID at the gate and another valid ID at the museum so drivers should bring 2 id's. 2. Parking is free and available near gate 6 which is where you will enter the museum
3. Even if you are early you won't be allowed to join an earlier tour.
4. Strictly no slippers allowed
5. Only 1 bag allowed per group. There is a luggage storage area at the entrance.
6. You can bring in as many phones as you want.
7. Casa Roces is a great restaurant to wait in. It is a 5 min walk from gate 6.
Written 27 May 2019
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millerlaw1
142 contributions
Great Museum and Library
Mar 2018 • Friends
Can only strongly recommend the National Museum. Try to get a guide to explain you all the interesting paintings. Don't forget to check out the room with WWII paintings. The architecture of the building itself it great as well. Allocate some time for the library, many interesting books on the history of the country and the time before the Spanish colonization.
Written 5 March 2018
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don-philipo-braga
Metro Manila, Philippines5 contributions
very emotional when visiting.
Feb 2018 • Friends
learn about pinoy pride and history. very emotional place to be in. it will make you realize the struggle and the battles that have been fought to gain freedom for the country.
Written 26 February 2018
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Angel Tuason Espinosa
Metro Manila, Philippines197 contributions
Family Tour
Oct 2017
I've never been to Malacanang so it was really exciting to see it for the first time. They're pretty strict with security as expected. We had to have an ID sent in advance as we reserved our tour. On the day of the tour, they really double check the guest list and anyone added on the day itself would not be allowed to enter. Inside, we were ushered to a room to wait for a tour guide. We started the tour with an AVP. Then came the tour around one part of the palace then to the museum on the second floor. We were not allowed to take photos along the hallways and staircases. It's airconditioned so heat was not a problem. We loved our tour guide too. He had lots of trivia and he got to answer all our questions. I suggest getting the earliest time slot for the tour so you don't get crowded and have the audience of the tour guide.
Written 4 February 2018
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Amy A
Ithaca, NY118 contributions
Historic place to remember
Feb 2017 • Family
This is a great place to see to be connected to the country's history. We accessed this as part of the Malacanang tour we earlier arranged. The guide was well informed and prepared and our group had a great time.
Written 3 January 2018
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Paul M
Manchester, UK7 contributions
President Marcos
Aug 2017 • Family
This was the most interesting tour to date in Manila. Well worth a visit. We got searched many times by Army & had to show ID. But I would recommend this tour.
Written 14 August 2017
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,219 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2016 • Friends
Visited this seat of power with friends. Viewed interesting snippets - such as library collections, rooms, pictures and memorabilia. One must book and be permitted to visit. A good guide is recommended.
Written 30 May 2017
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sethbugs
San Fernando La Union, Philippines54 contributions
worthy and memorable experience!
Feb 2017 • Friends
This is one of my most memorable experience this year. But before getting into a tour, you need to request first for a schedule and if you have a suggested schedule please feel free to indicate also so they can check if there is a slot available thru email. You can actually, go to their site for infos and their contact numbers. There is also an appropriate dress code for the tour so please take note. Sleeveless shirts, slippers and shorts are a no-no. Overall, the visit is hassle free because the staff are organized. You can see memorabilias and books of past presidents of the Philippines inside the museum, from there you can picture out each presidents different personalities. One thing that caught my attention also are the very nice interior which makes any visitor nostalgic and historical and the antique furnitures as well. The Presidential Museum and Library is worth the visit when you are here in the Philippines.
Written 4 March 2017
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