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- Address: Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +63-25271215
- Ticket Price: 150 PHP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
National Museum - Review
Admire works of celebrated artistes like Luna and travel back in time looking at relics from centuries ago. Filipino artistes like Felix Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo are duly represented and some of their most famous paintings adorn the walls of this museum. There are collections from the fields of archaeology and ethnology too that showcase interesting objects like skull caps and flake tools from the Stone Age. Intriguing objects from botany, geology and zoology are also on display at the national museum providing visitors with a holistic experience.
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National Museum Information
- Free admission on Sundays.
National Museum Ticket Prices
- Students: 50 PHP
- Senior Citizen: 120 PHP
How To reach National Museum by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stops: Ayala Avenue, Finance Road
- Nearest LRT: Palawan Pawnshop
Restaurants Near National Museum
- Arya Persian Restaurant
- Hajime Restaurant
- The Orchidarium
- Gold Coast Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Museum
36.78% of people who visit Manila include National Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.85% of people start their National Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum
78.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum
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National Museum, Manila Reviews
The National Museum of Fine Arts of the Philippines is a deeply interesting place to visit for tourists looking to get to grips with the local culture and history. A visit to the museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it a good attraction for those traveling with children in the Philippines. The large and comprehensive National Museum and Art Gallery of the Philippines preserves and showcases the cultural, historical, and natural heritage of the islands with collections housed in two different buildings (both located with Rizal Park). Exhibits are categorized in 5 divisions: art, botany, zoology, geology, and anthropology. Among the many archaeological exhibits is the skull of "Tabon Man", the oldest human remains found in the archipelago. The section devoted to the Filipino people includes the preserved remains and treasures of the San Diego Spanish galleon that sank in Philippine waters in 1600.
The place is quite huge for an art museum. There were a lot of exhibits featuring the works of the famous artists of the Philippines. The place is fully air-conditioned and well maintained. The staff is also courteous and respectful; just make sure to abide by the museum's rules and regulations. Overall, it's a nice place to learn about the rich creativity of Filipinos. Oh, and the best part? It's FREE.
A must see place in Manila. If you love arts and history please drop by this museum. We like this place as much as we enjoyed our childhood field trip. It brings back memories while learning new things. Now, they offer free admission. The National Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission to the National Museum is now permanently free of charge for all visitors, Filipino or foreign, to its museums nationwide.
It is a very good place to appreciate arts and be immersed in the history of the Filipino people. It is cool, free of charge and very pleasing to the eye. Staff are courteous and polite. Though, please refrain from touching any of the artwork. The serenity is sometimes broken because of the noise of other visitors. It is also very accessible. If given a chance, I love to visit this place again.
Well maintained. The rooms are air conditioned and interactive which can make the experience much more exciting rather than just looking. (Though looking there was exciting enough already honestly.)