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Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Makati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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South Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

very well setup and a delight to spend a few hours there. the history of Philippines was well documented and illustrated- was a surprise as did not expect this calibre of exhibitions! The Ancient Gold exhibit is a must see...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fabulous prehispanic gold collection intermixed with description of prehistoric culture. Very informative historical dioramas. We spent a couple of hours and still only made two of the four floors of exhibits. Definitely recommended for any visitor to Philippines as it adds a deeper understanding of where these hospitable folks have been and where they might go.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I like the good located museum. It has the whole history for Philippines in second floor. 4th floor is the textile and gold show. I spent a whole afternoon there. I am thinking having another visit soon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While not particularly exciting for their visual art collection the museum did an outstanding job of educating me on the total historical background of the Philippines. They take you from pre-Hispanic times through the turbulent transitions from Spanish and then American colonization to the Japanese invasion and then finally real democracy. Also a follow-up section walks you through the ugly... More

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Delta, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We just happened upon this museum and decided to check it out. I am so glad we did! It was an incredible experience. If you are in Manila, don't skip this attraction.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A good place for students to learn about the history of the Philippines. The dioramas are a good help for students to grasp information about the specific events in the Philippine history.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Situated in the middle of the major Greenbelt shopping centres, this is a slice of culture. When I visited there was a fascinating exhibition on Gold complete with hundreds of Gold artefacts, many of which were hundreds of years old but still just as shiny as modern day jewellery. There is enough on the floors for a couple of hours... More

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New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very well curated and very interesting. Great dioramas of Philippine history - and there's plenty of that. Located in Makati, the sanitised business district, so a little like Singapore cf. Manila. We loved it - great art, great installations, and also highly recommend the gelato shop in the adjacent mall.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a good place to spend the first day of our Philippines trip as it gave us some insight into the history of the Philippines and its people. it is located in or near the Greenbelt complex so you can include the Greenbelt Chapel and some shopping and lunch into one stop.

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Guards are so rude! and the tour wants your to rush your viewing experience not good at all. Just try to enjoy the art pieces while you can and please do not get a tour guide.

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