We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ayala Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 757 3000
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Visit Ayala Museum like an insider
$43*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 304 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Amazing Collection of Gold Artifacts

I spent two hours at the Ayala Museum and didn't't even make it out of the 4th Floor collection of gold artifacts. Extremely well presented. Very informative with some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
texigator
,
Tampa Bay, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The second floor has sixty dioramas which give you a compact history of the Philippines. But if you are new to the place it is a great start. What is amazing is the fourth floor gold display. That is out of this world. It is almost incomprehensible that they have such precious artefacts on display. Also further discusses pre colonisation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa Bay, Florida
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I spent two hours at the Ayala Museum and didn't't even make it out of the 4th Floor collection of gold artifacts. Extremely well presented. Very informative with some spectacular pieces made between the 10th and 13th centuries. The skill used to make items such as belts from woven gold is incredible. The highlight is a gold halter weighing around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hua Hin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You have to see it, that's all ! It's a walking distance with shows you also the disadvantages what has been happening in the dark years of this country...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Makati, Philippines
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The best part of my visit in this museum is the walkthrough of the philippine history shown in their diorama displays at the 4th floor. i love the cozy ambiance while walking around and looking at the mini scenes depicted in the dioramas. I felt like I was transported through a time capsule to the date when those events happened.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muscat, Oman
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
65 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very informative history about the Philippines. Museum is composed of 4 floors. Each floor consist of different exhibits and collection of arts. All the staff were very professional and presentable. They have a Filipinas Heritage Library on the 6th floor which can only be accessed thru membership for a minimal fee. Make sure to bring student ID to avail some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a bit pricy but this is something out of the usual museum which is not boring. amazing how the Ayala's have been a part of the history and have managed to collect all the artifacts especially the GOLDS :) job well done!

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you want to learn anything about Filipino History you must visit the Ayala Museum. I spent an entire afternoon exploring all aspects of Filipino history. My husband is Filipino and I am American. I wanted to learn as much as I could about his history. The Dioramas covering each stage of Filipino history were very informative. This will teach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The museum has an interesting exhibit on the history of Manila. The space is bright, airy and well-planned.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's not the most extensive collection of Philippine artifacts but a good starting point. The dioramas give a good and fairly accurate depiction of early Philippine history and other exhibits fill up other needs and curiosities about the diverse culture and colorful history of the Philippines. It's right smack in the middle of Makati business district and the many shopping... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Was good - some amazing gold artifacts and dioramas giving a history of the philippines was was really interesting for those of us who don't know much about Spanish, British, American or Japanese rule. Plenty of pottery too (but to be honest that was a bit repetitive, but maybe I'm a pot philistine :-))

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ayala Museum also viewed

 
Manila, Metro Manila
Taguig City, Metro Manila
 

Been to Ayala Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ayala Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?