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National Museum

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The museum dates back to 1901. Its just outside Intramuros. Closed on Monday Lots if interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Halifax, Canada
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Free-lot's of displays

It's a nice museum to visit just outside of intramuros. It has a good mix of historical artifacts... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
russ p
Carlsbad, California
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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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Padre Burgos Ave | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
632 527 12 15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting but not as much as some museums of similar ilk in places like London, America or Paris. Still good though and wontvtake more than a couple of hours of your time. However combined with a visit to the other close by museums then it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum dates back to 1901. Its just outside Intramuros. Closed on Monday Lots if interesting art and history.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Ayala Museum in Makati and wasn't impressed with it. However, after they renovated the National Museum, it's pretty great. I'd advice people to go here and spend an hour or two watching the art and the specific galleries with Filipino artefacts....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very rewarding experience visiting the National Museum, for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike. Getting to see the work of Filipino artists up close is a great experience. But the best has to be seeing the iconic "Spoliarium" by Juan Luna in person. Stunning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

It's a nice museum to visit just outside of intramuros. It has a good mix of historical artifacts and new contemporary artists. Gives you a good flavor of the religious importance of the Filipino history. As well as the Spanish influence on the country. Good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

I came here with my husband and 5 year old daughter. My child tried to touch the painting, she was a child and curious and the guard was very rude. It's okay to tell people not to touch the paintings but to be a monster...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Iamhappyeveryday
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

The NM for Fine Arts has a considerable collection of artworks arranged into sensible exhibits/galleries. The NM for Anthropology has increased its collection but I think can be improved. The NM for Natural History understandably is new. The museum is free yet well maintained. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank anjobf
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I like visiting Museums, this one was not bad. lots of history of the Philippines. Keep an open mind while visiting. Makes you think of what took place in the Philippines.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dream723065
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This National museum has no entrance fee. It houses great work of arts. It is a big collection. Not only the collection is great also the building is fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of art present here. However, little context given and no map available. Free entrance and (obligatory) storage of your bag.

Date of experience: December 2018
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27 September 2018|
Response from eteng2016 | Reviewed this property |
It was disclaired as a special non working holiday so the museum might be close. Better call them though to be sure. Monday is the day that museums closes on a regular month. Hope this helps!
8 September 2018|
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Response from gitanjalis2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there at 9am