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National Museum

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Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
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632 527 12 15
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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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Introduction to Philippine History Art and Cuisine Walking Tour
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We visited our last morning in Manila. It was close to our hotel, the Bayleaf. It was a well laid out and well labeled museum showing Philippino artists thru the centuries... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited our last morning in Manila. It was close to our hotel, the Bayleaf. It was a well laid out and well labeled museum showing Philippino artists thru the centuries. There was no gift shop but there were plenty of clean rest rooms.

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Northampton, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went in here as it was free and it was raining out but glad i did as there was lots to see and the items on display were very interesting especially if you are interested in Philippine history :-)

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Thank NorthamptonTourist
Phnom Penh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free museum with some decent exhibitions including traditional textiles, basket weaving, and pre-colonial history. I'm not sure I'd spend a whole of time in traffic to get there, but if you are in the vicinity, it's definitely a good way to spend an hour or 2.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was with my friends, Kate and Aira when we went at National Museum, we're so happy back then since we really appreciate work of art, sculptures and paintings to be specific! Plus the place is really warm and the fact that it is for free that day, was perfect! Hindi ako magsasawang dalawin ang likas na yaman ng Pilipinas!

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Flushing, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a New Yorker and thus surrounded by world-class museums, I must have set my standards too high in terms of what I expected to see here. I visited with my family just yesterday and there was no air- conditioning whatsoever in both buildings (art gallery and anthropology). No cafes or gift shops which would have been nice (and a... More 

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Batangas City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here last December for my daughter's birthday. Since she studied national landmarks in one of her subjects, she desires to see them in person. The entrance is free. You have to deposit your bags and food / beverages before you enter the museum. Comfort rooms are strategically located however most of the water closet does not work so... More 

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed to have more but recently there seems to be a fewer amount of things that they show. But it was really good to see. It is nice that there is no entrance fee.

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively late review but the memories of the hours spent at the National Museum (" Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas") are still quite fresh. It is not one museum but a couple, actually. The more famous is the National Art Gallery or National Museum of Fine Arts. The second is the National Museum of Anthropology, also known as... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to be able to see examples of Filipino art - particularly liked the Stations of the Cross series by an unknown artist And loved the paintings by Manansala

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Tacloban, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses our country's greatest artwork. The museum is so huge, some galleries are yet to open. Best part about it is it's free. You get to enjoy going around a pay absolutely nothing! Be careful though, the place is so strict. Some restrictions are taking videos, wacky/unpleasant poses, sitting on the floor, being too loud. I think that's... More 

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