National Museum

National Museum, Manila: Hours, Address, National Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national heritage, including the paintings of heralded Philippine artist Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
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Hellen Mai
Manila, Philippines9 contributions
Love the paintings
Feb 2020
We really loved the paintings at the National Museum. They are very beautiful and self-explain about the history of the country.
Written 24 January 2021
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audreyb120
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Great History
Nov 2020
Upon entering, the first major painting was the Spolarium by Jose Luna. It was entered and won the top prize in Spain in the 1800s and eventually was returned as a gift from the Spanish government to the Philippines.

The painted scene showed what happened after a gladiator fight but we were told the figures represented the Filipino suffering under Spanish rule. It was a powerful painting on a grand scale.

We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about the National Artists that contributed much to the Filipino cultural heritage.

I highly recommend coming back multiple times and enjoying the art work.
Written 8 November 2020
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Citygal12456
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia76 contributions
It is ok
Dec 2019 • Family
Structure is ok but contentwise, nothing much. I hope they add more items. It can get chaotic and noisy when students visit.
Written 6 September 2020
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Ron
Taguig City, Philippines4,334 contributions
Very informative and entertaining
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is one of the 4 part of National Museum in Manila
I did 2 Visit to to museum one is and the other one is natural history.
In this Museum, i loved the art displayed the carvings, the paintings, the old artifacts, the history and story of every displays.
I can say 2 to 3 hours roaming around this bldg will give you lots of information and knowledge about Philippines.
Very informative.
The building is quite old but i like.
Worth the visit.
No Entrance Fee.
8 am to 4 pm admission if am not mistaken.
Written 27 April 2020
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Sarge57
Moorhead, MN78 contributions
Great place to visit.
Feb 2020
I was in Manila for my first time and had heard this was a place to visit. It was awesome. Many paintings and art from the Philippine history. Many staff to help you understand the history. I was told I couldn't wear my hat inside and no flash pictures. The are was very historical and the Catholic Church was a large part of the art. There were many students touring the museum at the same time.I sat down many times to observe the art. A lot of art focusing on Jose Rizal who is thought of as the founder of the current Philippines. It was very interesting to me a a history buff. I had a very enjoyable time except I lost my ball cap in the museum since I couldn't wear it. Salamat to the staff and also to all those who loaned or gave the art to the museum.
Written 11 April 2020
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elxar
Manila, Philippines3 contributions
Best Museum in Manila
Oct 2019 • Couples
There are 3 Museums Art, Natural and Anthropology which are completely free admission and you will see tons of stuff, If you like museums this is a must visit when you are in the Philippines. The tour will take your whole day.
Written 14 March 2020
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angelicious0327
9 contributions
Get to know your Country
Oct 2019 • Solo
Amazing place to know how important the value of your country is. It has amazing themes on every floors with wide arrays of collections from different natural environment to different flora and fauna found in the Philippines. Just hopefully there'd be available more in house security to make sure that these precious collections are well taken care of especially alot of teens can easily touch the displays.
Written 26 February 2020
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia766 contributions
Interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions
Feb 2020
Philippines were the most remote outpost of Spanish Empire and the first thing one notices after visiting this museums after those in Mexico, Peru or Ecuador is the absence of great colonial at form 16th, 17th and 18th century. This may also be due to the fact that Manila was so heavily destroyed, including most colonial buildings in intramuros during the Japanese occupation and American bombing. One exception are retablos on Seven session of the cross from a church on the island of Bohol which still has some great colonial churches.
There is also a great deal of information on the liberation of the city from Japanese occupation and some halls displaying paintings of leading 19th century paintings as well as Rizal: his portraits by other painters and his own artistic work.
Written 26 February 2020
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Hmcc85
Colombo, Sri Lanka213 contributions
More of an art gallery
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you are into art this would be for you. But if you are into culture and history, skip this and go to National Museum of Antropology which is in between rizal park and this.
Written 19 February 2020
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Margarida V
Lisbon, Portugal5 contributions
I spent a day in Manila where I visited this museum
Dec 2019
Very interesting museum, with a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures. This was a great suggestion for a local visit
Written 11 February 2020
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