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Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
632 757 7117
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As featured in 3 days in Manila
Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Makati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Located just outside the Greenbelt Mall, one could conveniently walk to this museum.  The collection of gold jewelry from pre and during Spanish... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Taguig City, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I can say with all conviction that this is one place I can be extremely proud to bring visitors over. Impeccable design, neat and intelligent markings, clean interiors, some interactive features, affordable entrance fee. Great job, you guys at Ayala Museum!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you have a few hours to spare, this museum is well worth the visit. You will be guided through the history of Philippines including pre-Spanish history which a lot of people are not aware of. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the things I discovered. The aircon was a bit cold. I had limited time but I will... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It has the Philippines history summary in small windows with models. You go step by step reading a small paragraph of the most relevant actions of Pilipino history. I have learn a lot in just 45 minutes. It was good to see.

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Edmonton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is divided into three floors above ground level. 4th floor is an exhibit on the history and importance of gold in Philippines, which I found okay, but the aircon was set to FREEZING. We actually had to leave early, we were so cold. Third floor was an interesting (modern) art exhibit. I especially enjoyed the context given about... More

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Warkworth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Ayala museum is well worth a hour or two of time. A good deal of historic artifacts are on view. Do not go Monday. The museum is closed then

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went to see the gold exhibition and was delighted to get the history before the Spanish invasion, in a brief informative way. The gold display is small but the pieces are magnificent, and different to any other cultures that I have seen. Highly recommended for all, the. Locals would be proud of their pre Christian heritage if they saw this.... More

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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't miss it. Take a break from shopping and discover this museum, a little gem in greenbelt. Easy access, well appointed exhibits, on 3 levels. Gold jewelry, artifacts , paintings, potteries. Impressive.

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Caloocan, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've learned a lot from the Diorama Experience on the Second Floor. Gold collection was really nice, well curated

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Entry fee is P425 for access to all floors. The Gold exhibition was fantastic. My interest lies in precolonial Philippines. The pieces were exquisite and surprising. It was most unexpected. The gallery space is modern and practical. The space is not large so it is easy to cover if you are short for time. The third floor has a temporary... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

4 storage museum with complete gold collections, you must see the fourth floor first and than move on to the third floor and so on. Don't missed the painting collections which is very good too. The building located inside the green belt area so it was accessible. The aircon working good. But no taking picture inside,it's prohibited, overall it's very... More

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