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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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Snapshot of Filipino history and culture

A must stop for the tourists who are genuinely interested where the Filipino has come from and where he is going. A collection of natural history to contemporary collections are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew F
Panglao Island, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a splendid array of beautiful historical paintings and sculpture. Youll learn a lot about history. I wasnt able to do proper research though i was also expecting to see some artifacts but i was told theyre located elsewhere. As of this writing the Ground and the 4th floor are being renovated. The best thing is still the Spolarium.

Thank vanessaOrange
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place , full of history and things that you can learn . Quite big .. I don't remember if we pay the entrance but i don't think so .. we walked a while there . There's so many things to see . Surprisingly full of young people .. kids and teenagers. Very good for a rainy day .

1 Thank Maria I
Metro Manila, Philippines
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum is housed in two buildings. I always make sure visit as much as I can because it is my favorite stop in Manila. In the past year, they have made huge improvements. Admission is now free, the rooms and hallways have been painted and renovated and there are more are in display now. My favorite is the... More 

1 Thank JoscheRi
Paranaque, Philippines
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feast your eyes on beautiful paintings and sculptures created by very talented artists and discover more of our country's history. You wouldn't even need to spend a lot because entrance is FREE! All you need is a budget for food and transportation. There are two museums: The National Museum of Anthropology and The National Museum of Fine Arts so make... More 

Thank wewanderaround
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. The layout was easy to navigate. The staff were friendly and helpful Some of the paintings were spectacular.

Thank Shaun S
Panglao Island, Philippines
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233 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop for the tourists who are genuinely interested where the Filipino has come from and where he is going. A collection of natural history to contemporary collections are featured here; Make sure you see the Spolarium painting hidden in the admin building across the street.

Thank Andrew F
Fernvale, Australia
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have started visiting museums in my travels to the Philippines only in the last few years and this was one of the best. The entrance was free and the exhibits take up several floors. I would go again as there is that much to see. The Rizal Room was especially interesting to me.

Thank Glynn H
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51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is huge! I loved learning about the history. This was mainly an art museum (which I didn't mind at all). I visited every room in the museum and I enjoyed the paintings and sculptures. They were educational and you could read about each piece of art work. Totally worth it if you love art history.

Thank Ruvee R
Los Angeles, California
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here to see Juan Luna's masterpiece "The Spolarium". Wow, I didnt realize it was huge. Almost like a mural. The rest of the museum was underwhelming. So-so. I expected more. I love museums but this one seems dead, no life. Some areas are dark and lots of areas need repair. So sad. It can be better.

Thank ima1derer
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The National Museum is accessible via train (LRT line 1 Central Branch) and public transportation inclusing Bus or Jeepneys. Taxis and Uber can also be considered. Witness the history, arts, and culture of the Philippines. Visit for free and make sure to see the "Spolarium"

Thank Catsi C

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