National Museum, Manila

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Made up of four distinct museums, National Museum stands as a cultural, educational, and scientific institution dating back to 1901. Tour one or all of this attraction's complimentary museums, which consist of the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium. Learn about the history of the Philippines through permanent ethnographic, archeological, and artistic collections. While here, take a walk through Rizal Park, the green space surrounding these buildings. Use our Manila trip planner to add National Museum and other attractions to your Manila vacation plans.
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  • 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 vi...  more »
  • The museum dates back to 1901. Its just outside Intramuros. Closed on Monday Lots if interesting art and history.  more »
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  • If you want to know more about the History of the Philippines and it's renowned Men and Women of History. This is the place to go! NO ENTRANCE FEE!. Just make sure to drink plenty of water as bottle containers and bags are not allowed inside. You may bring a pouch or a purse that is the size of a brown envelope inside. You can take pictures but please don't use your flash. And! Enjoy walking and reading. It's much enjoyable without the camera anyway. Oh, btw, the National Museum of natural History (KIDS WOULD LOVE THIS) and National Museum for anthropology is just minutes away from this and has no entrance fees as well. You can just walk and visit them too! Though, you can't do all three in one day. Definitely a must-see in Manila!
  • I've always wanted to visit the National Museum and I was not disappointed. A lot of pieces were displayed from artists of different times and of different art styles. Murals also decorated the walls of the museum. It would take almost half a day if you were to look and study all the artworks in display. And guess what, you don't have to pay a single cent because entrance is free.
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