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Address: Kalayaan Hall | Malacanang, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 784 4286
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Description: The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the...
The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacanan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. It exercises primary curatorial, conservation, preservation, custodial, and advisory responsibilities over structures, and facilitates the conduct of tours of designated areas within the Palace. It was created in 2004 with the implementation of Executive Order No. 366, Issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which merged the Presidential Museum and the Malacanang Library into one office as the Malacanang Museum. The collections of both offices were integrated and housed in Kalayaan Hall, while others were placed in off-site storage facilities.In 2010, Executive Order No. 880 Was issued, placing the Malacanang Museum under the supervision of the National Museum for museological and related policy purposes. Later on, Executive Order No. 4, Promulgated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, placed the Malacanang Museum under the supervision and control of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. The issuance likewise renamed the Malacanang Museum as the Presidential Museum and Library.
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Enormous and enriched. Their national treasure and history is been their but not that much explained. Should have some more stuffs regarding heroic history of manila

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enormous and enriched. Their national treasure and history is been their but not that much explained. Should have some more stuffs regarding heroic history of manila

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was able to go here with my co-interns and it was a splendid visit since the tour was really interesting. We arrived there late and the tour already started but the guide was very accommodating that he took us to the previous rooms that we missed right after the group was done. The tour guide would also answer the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I definitely recommend the tour for those who are deeply interested in Philippine History, as it takes you back through time within the halls where the greatest and most controversial leaders this country has ever known, made history. Not only was the tour informative and enlightening, but the furniture and and design of the high ceiling rooms were breathtaking, with... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ahead of our recent trip to Manila, we emailed the office of the presidential Museum to reserve a tour. This was easy to do and we were surprised at how low the entry price was. Make sure you visit the website (Malacanang.gov.ph) which has details on how to book as you need to reserve your place at least 2 weeks... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Educational and entertaining, enjoyed the visit 100%. Married to a Filipina and while I have visited Philippines many times, this visit was educational and I enjoyed it immensely.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Important wear pants, otherwise they will not let you in. Very nice visit, the place is very well maintained, and give you the chance to know more about the presidents and history from the Philippines if you are foreign. If mobility is an issue this is not the place for you (many steep stairs).

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Manila
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's not a popular destination due the permits and advance reservations involved due to security reasons but do visit it if you don't mind.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was a good way to spend a couple of hours with my three out of town friends. Our tour guide was young, energetic and articulate, although not quite always historically accurate. Of all the rooms shown to us, the Osmena room was, to my mind the most amazing. The chandelier was impressive and the table was huge enough to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had booked our tour a month before via their online booking system. I had even attached the PDF of my husband's passport data page which was a requirement for foreigners. I didn't get a confirmation from Malacanang palace and so I decided to call their office 3 days before our scheduled tour. The person I talked with told me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just when you are about to write off Manila as a cultural wilderness some things excite. This is one. Not the greatest museum but informative and well curated so that when you have finished your tour you have a new and better understanding of the local culture and historical perspective of the society. Well worth a visit in conjunction with... More 

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Address: Address: Kalayaan Hall | Malacanang, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 784 4286
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila

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