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Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number:
632 527 12 15
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of...

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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culture tour naman!

'Twas my nth time going to the National Museum, but last December was special because I was able to bring a friend along! It's great that NM admission is now free. Houses a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Contrary to the traditional museums in the country, National Museum has upgraded its showcase of art and has provided a feast not only for the eyes but to the sense of touch, sound, and smell (yes they have a special exhibit right now in the Congress hall). Two hours would not be enough to go over the exhibits. Also, you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

'Twas my nth time going to the National Museum, but last December was special because I was able to bring a friend along! It's great that NM admission is now free. Houses a great number of Filipino works. My personal favorites are the Luna Paintings (The Parisian Life, Spolarium, among others), Rizal's sketches, BenCab's ink on paper, the old session... More 

Thank Donna M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its nice to look back to what has been through the memorabilia, artifacts , pictures. Need at least 2 days to be able to roam around the museum. Need to be in your most comfortable shoes, get up.

Thank Mitos P
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance is free and the museum is on 4 floors of what appears to be the old Finance building (across the road from the building called the Pambansang Museo which is closed off and seems to be getting renovated). Very well laid out with nicely prepared exhibits and well described. A lot of space was taken up with recovered items... More 

Thank norrie19
Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum like any other, but still a great chance to learn something about the culture and history of the philippines! It's for free and if you want to escape the hot mid-day sun, it's the perfect place to go.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit location if you really want to understand the history of the country. Easy to read displays, most in English too.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time to visit the National Museum. However, I was surprised that it looks better now and there is also no entrance fee. We went here specifically to see the Spolarium which is a huge painting by the Philippine Hero/artist Juan Luna. The painting is a good reason alone to visit this place.

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Initao, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The National Museum of the Philippines or Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas is a must see in Manila. It showcases the beautiful artworks of the Philippines' renowned painters and artists such as Antonio Luna, Felix Ressurecion Hidaldo, Guillermo Tolentino, to name a few. Upon entering the building, which is formerly the Senate Building during the American occupation of the Philippines, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Like history? This a great national treasure and well worth the time. It is close to the US Embassy if you are going there

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We only visited one of the 2 building ( the one in the park side with ethnographic collections, aka the "finance building"), it contains some truly beautiful rooms and the visit is a god opportunity to learn more on Filipino culture. All topics are not treated equally though, for example the room on rice an climate change, a particularly interesting... More 

Thank JMGeneva

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