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Ayala Museum

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Address: Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 757 3000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A well presented museum, great building, limited content but good local focus

The Ayala Museum is worth an hour or two, as it has some good coverage of the Philippines history from 1300 to present. There is a very accessible series of dioramas that makes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Ayala Museum is worth an hour or two, as it has some good coverage of the Philippines history from 1300 to present. There is a very accessible series of dioramas that makes the key points of the Spanish and American "colonialism" and the various "independence" efforts readily available to most ages. In February they had a special display showing... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely works of art! It is near lots of good restaurants, too! A few paces from the malls --- what more can you ask for? When you are in Makati, you really should visit this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A clean environment, orderly and thoughtfully laid out museum, this place of learning highlights the history of the Philippines with a series of beautifully created dioramas. These dioramas are a feature of this museum. Air conditioned and uncluttered, it is easy to move around the floors/levels where displays are changed periodically to keep people interested. Traffic around this busy area... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was here with a British tourist friend. The Philippine Gold exhibit was very impressive. Literally, going inside the vault of treasures. Used to come here when I was younger for field trips. And it was nice to see that they maintained the dioramas well. Highly recommended to visit this museum, and be proud of Philippine culture.

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Modesto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There were 4 floors of different aspects of Phillipino history. I especially enjoyed the artifacts and intricate jewelry. There were magnifying glasses that you could move over the pieces in order to appreciate the detail more fully. Although I'm not a history buff, I enjoyed it. I would recommend going to see this quality museum.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I am a history junkie - and being a Filipino, I love learning more and more about our own history. I am quite sure there are far more prestigious and far more extravagant museums all over the world, but it is the content of the Ayala Museum that makes it stand out for me. As a child, the "old" Ayala... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a wonderful coincidence when during my last trip to Makati, the museum was exhibiting World War II in Manila memorabilia and photos. Great exhibit of photos and artifacts from the Japanese invasion and occupation of Manila during WWII. The location of this museum is excellent as it is located at Greenbelt Park, basically a huge shopping mall. A great... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Ayala Museum, right smack in the middle of the financial district is a wonderful find. Known for the dioramas that depict Philippine history, the museum carries contemporary art work and also has a floor for gold find that date back to pre-Spanish colonization of the islands. Must see when you're in Manila.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I visited the museum on our first day in the Philippines as we had a day to spare and wanted to learn a little about the Philippines as we were spending several weeks in the country. We were not disappointed! The 90 or so dioramas on level two was one of the best presentations I have seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This museum is excellent for learning about the history and people who formed the Philippines of today. There is a whole floor of dioramas to walk through. The top floor also has an excellent exhibit of ancient gold artifacts discovered in the Philippines which is well laid out. Aim to spend 2 - 3 hours there,

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