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National Museum

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Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number:
632 527 12 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Panglao Island, Philippines

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Panglao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Fernvale, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday and traffic was not too bad. One of the reason of our visit was to see the Spolarium, and it was way bigger than I remembered it during our Elementary days field trips. It's good that entrance are now free and hopefully this will encourage more people to come visit and reconnect with history. Although... More 

Thank Anna R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we are just went in this museum with some of my friends and we enjoy the visit it was very a major throwback and i saw the magnificent art which is art by juan luna he crafted that which is very so beautiful and we saw some architectural miniature of some architect and some sculpture were made by some marvelous... More 

Thank จอห์น ค
Kalibo, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love visual arts, then visit the National Museum. It showcases various visual arts ranging from paintings, sculptures, and architectural designs. It is currently the home of Juan Luna's Spoliarium and The Parisian Life, two of his notable paintings. According to a staff, the architectural designs is located in the 4th floor. There are plenty of paintings that are... More 

Thank AlromChristian
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank TruthCalifornia
Northampton, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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